Ella (Erck) Schlabs, 92, left this world on May 31, 2018 at Valley View Home in Glasgow, MT. due to complications from a stroke.
Ella was born January 12, 1926 in Esmond N.D. and was the first child of three born to Joe and Christine (Gummeringer) Erck. Upon graduation from Esmond H.S. in 1943, she moved to Washington State to work in a military hardware facility. She met Dave Schlabs upon his return from W.W. II. They married in Tacoma, WA. on May 18, 1946. They later made their residence in Medicine Lake, MT.
Ella was a master in the kitchen and left behind a hand-written cook book of her favorite recipes. She also attended Dakota Business College and Billings Business College. Ella retired from the R.E.C. in Medicine lake.
Ella was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dave and a brother Cletus. She is survived by three sons David (Carla) of Williston N.D., Terry (Bev) of Spirit Lake, ID., and Darryl (Mary) of Nashua, MT.; a brother, Gerald (Joan) of Escondido, CA.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at the Medicine Lake Cemetery at a later date.