Erma Boro


Erma Boro

Sept. 12, 1928 -- March 9, 2018

Erma Boro, 89, of Columbus died Friday, March 9, 2018 at Columbus Care and Rehabilitation.

Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 16, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus. Visitation is being held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at McKown Funeral home followed by a 7 p.m. vigil. Visitation continues from 9:30-10:20 a.m. Friday prior to the service. Inurnment is being held at All Saints Cemetery.

Erma Boro was born September 12, 1928 in Columbus to Fred and Christina (Jaax) Henggeler. She grew up on a farm by Lonestar in Polk County where she attended District 16 grade school and graduated from Kramer High School in 1946. On February 9, 1948, Erma was united in marriage to Lawrence Boro. They lived in Omaha for a short time before moving back to Columbus. Erma worked as an accountant for various businesses in Columbus. She co-owned with her husband the Long Branch Bar and the Town Pump. Erma enjoyed embroidery, doing crossword puzzles, reading, gardening, canning, watching the Huskers, and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, Briana. She was a member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church.

Erma is survived by her daughter, Diane (Jim) Kouma of Columbus, granddaughter Briana Kouma of Lincoln, sister-in-laws Mary Ann Henggeler, Dorothy Custor, Betty Cave and Eleanor Boro, along with many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by parents Fred and Christina Henggeler, husband of 50 years Lawrence Boro, sister Leona Boettcher, Brother Gerald Henggeler, sister Bernice Dunn, brother Donald Henggeler, brother Norm Henggeler and many in-laws.

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