Edward L. Erdmann

Memorial Location


  • Sergeant
  • Served:  January 1943 – November 8, 1945
  • World War II – Greenland 1943 – 1944 to prevent German invasion.

Deceased August 10, 1996. Interred Greenlawn Memorial Park, Neenah, Wisconsin.

Drafted into the U. S. Army in January, 1943, Edward L. Erdmann left for Greenland on August 1, 1943, to defend Greenland from German invasion. Ed left behind a 14 month old son, James, and a wife, Nancy, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant with their second child who was born while Ed was in Greenland. Ed returned to the USA a year later on August 4, 1944. Ed did not see his second son, David, until he was a year old.

Living in Milwaukee during his young family’s early years (at which time Ed and Nancy had their third child, Jean, born in 1949), Ed and his family enjoyed vacationing in Vilas County on Big Lake at Terkelson Resort, so much so, that he purchased property in the early 1960’s and built a cottage on Big Lake. Ed passed his love of the north woods on to his family who also purchased property in the Presque Isle area.

Ed loved his family, his country and the northwoods.