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Erma J. Tice

Erma passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Vicinia Gardens in Otsego.

She was born October 16, 1929 in Bronson, Michigan, the daughter of James and Viola (Pierson) Snook. Erma graduated from Sturgis High School in 1947. She had worked at Harding’s Market until her retirement in 1993 and owned and operated an income tax prep service from her home for many years.

Erma enjoyed crocheting, sewing, doing crafts and crossword puzzles. She enjoyed traveling with her husband in their motorhome and was a member of the Good Sam’s Camping Club. She was an active member of the Kalamazoo Baptist Church, serving in many capacities.

On November 1, 1947 at her parents’ home in Sturgis she married William Tice who passed away in 2018.

Surviving are her children, David (Kathi) Tice of Allegan and Wendy (David) Conner of Plainwell; 4 grandchildren, Jeff (Ronda) Conner, Bethany Collings, Brian Tice and Amy (Doug) Brink; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne Snook along with several nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Leo Snook and sisters, Ilah Liggett and Helen Magnus.

Friends may visit with Erma’s family from 6-8 P.M., Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, November 7, 2019 with Pastor Greg Carlson officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Erma may be made to

Wings of Hope Hospice


Wings Home of Allegan.

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Sue Lindsey

November 3, 2019 at 3:44 pm

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Dave…..My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kathy, and the family at this difficult time…Keep the memories close, they will help get you through. Heaven has gained another angel today…a special lady……. Hugs…


Jane and David Kling

November 4, 2019 at 12:31 am

Dear Wendy, & Dave,

I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her as a loving, feisty woman that always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. May the many beautiful memories you have bring you peace and joy as time goes by. I’m sending hugs to you both.

Blessings to you always.



November 4, 2019 at 6:59 am

Sending prayers and love to the family of Erma. Having know Erma and (Bill) most of my life. May you have peace with her passing as she is now with her Heavenly family and friends.


Donna Reed Hall

November 4, 2019 at 4:26 pm

I got to know Edna many years ago when she worked At Town and Country with my Sister Sue.. She was such a Nice Person!! Always had A Smile!! Many years later I would Stop and buy a Couple Cantalope that her husband had grown! They were delicious!!Sometimes she would come out and Chat!! May God Ease The Broken Hearts of her Family and Friends!!Fly With The Angels Erma!!!!


Donna Reed Hall

November 4, 2019 at 6:20 pm

That should have said Erma!!


Joy Agy

November 4, 2019 at 9:23 pm


I am sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family.


Dick & Sandy

November 5, 2019 at 5:04 pm

Wendy & Dave.

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.


Terri Magnus

November 5, 2019 at 6:13 pm

Dear ones,

What a loss for us all. Please know you are not alone in your grief. May the many fond memories of her sustain and comfort you.

With love and sympathy,



Johnny Oisten

November 6, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Erma was a great friend and she treated people with respect she treated my wife kind even though she was blind she will be missed and thought of every day she is with her love of her life she is not in pain any more sending my prayers to the family


Todd/Janet Allen

November 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm

To the Rice family we we’re saddened to hear about the loss of your mother we always enjoyed seeing both of your parents when out and about and she always had a smile on her face with a friendly hello she also did our taxes for several years as well again sorry for your family loss


Todd/Janet Allen

November 6, 2019 at 7:59 pm

Sorry Wendy that should have said Tice not Rice family


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