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Erika in 1937

Erika Klarmann 1926 - 2010
Erika in 2002

Here is the obituary that appeared in the Sunday February 7th Saint Louis Post Dispatch:

Klarmann, Erika passed away on January 26, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Klarmann (professor emeritus of physics, Wash. U.); mother of Dan Klarmann (Karen Jackson) and Peter Klarmann; sister of Klaus Müller of Böblingen, Germany, and the late Rosemarie Lehmann-Haupt; loving aunt and good friend.

Mrs. Klarmann was born Waltraut Müller in Berlin in 1926, survived the war in Germany and then Czechoslovakia, apprenticed in horticulture in Hannover, Germany, moved to the U.S. in 1956 to live in Rochester, NY where she met her husband, and settled in St. Louis in 1961. She was an avid gardener, gifted seamstress and creative cook.

Special thanks to the staff at McKnight Place, The Gatesworth and BJC Hospice for their loving care. A memorial service will be held Sat. Mar. 13, 2:30 p.m., at McKnight Place Extended Care, Two McKnight Place, 63124. Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Botanical Garden Tribute Fund, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis 63166-0299 or the Saint Louis Symphony, 718 N. Grand, St. Louis 63103, Attn: Memorials

But you can learn much more about her by reading the anecdotes and picture captions and such on the other tabs (above).