Erma Scolley, of Deerbrook, died on March 4, 2023 at her home under the care of her family and LeRoyer Hospice. She was 85 years old. She was born on August 27, 1937 in Pearson, a daughter of Samuel and Thelma (Lerned) Tomlin. She married Al Rustick in 1956, he preceded her in death in 1991. She married David Scolley on October 17, 1994 in Tomahawk, he preceded her in death on April 16, 2022.
She was a graduate of Elcho High School class of 1956. After raising her family she attended Northcentral Technical College and graduated with a Nursing Degree in 1993. During her nursing career, she was employed at Eastview Nursing Home in Antigo, Friendly Village of Rhinelander and St. Mary Hospital in Rhinelander.
Erma was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Elcho, having served on the church council. She was also a member and past president of the Noetzelman-Boodry American Legion Auxiliary Post 377, Elcho.
She enjoyed volunteering, helping others and relaxing by her Koi pond. She was an avid gardener, loved swimming and will be missed by many.
Survivors include three daughters, Virginia (Brian) Ewert of Port Charlotte, FL, Cindy (Dee) Nitecki of Elcho, and Sally (Al) Bargenquest of Lannon; six grandchildren, Samantha (Dan) Marshall, Allen Bargenquast, April (Cliff) Kwick, Katrina (Tom) Mckinnell, Randy Nitecki, and Nicole (Ken) Rhoe; 14 great-grandchildren, Willow and Sophia Marshall, William and Kat Nitecki, T.J. Nitecki, Austin (Alexis) Brubach, Alex (Deb) Brubach, Alisha, Kenny (Demi), Cody and Kiara Rhoe, Austin, Mason and Preston Mckinnell; two great-great-grandchild, Ellie Marie Brubach and Miles Rohe; two sisters-in-law, Vera Tomlin and Ruth (Rick) Sosnovske; and brother-in-law, Charlie Scolley.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Elma, Emma, and Thelma; and four brothers, Marvin, Vernon, Adrian and Melvin.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Elcho with Rev. Paul Radke officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church. Burial will take place in the spring in Kempster Lakeside Cemetery.
Memorials in Erma's name may be directed to St. Luke Lutheran Church or the Noetzelman-Boodrey American Legion Auxiliary.
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Elcho, Wisconsin 54428
Elcho, Wisconsin 54428
Erma & I were nurse co- workers at SMH. She was one of my favorite night nurse friends. She was caring, compassionate, friendly, funny, & dedicated to patients & co- workers. I
was gifted with a pair of her knitted slippers before she retired & we exchanged Xmas cards & notes years since. A dear lady for sure. My heart is sad, but I'm sure nurses have a special place in heaven. My condolences to you her family. Not everyone is blessed with great great grandchildren! WOW! Barbara Frane RN
Bargenquast Family, Heartfelt Sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your friends at GBP - Baird DisplayButterfly Garden was purchased for the family of Erma Arvilla Scolley by Green Bay Packaging.
Sorry for the loss,She was my my favorite Aunt.She will be missed