Sep. 13, 1907 Council Grove Morris County Kansas, USA
Jul. 17, 2003 Reno Washoe County Nevada, USA
Altick, Erma Hafer, a native of Kansas and previous resident of Wichita, died in Reno, NV on July 17. She and her late husband had lived in Reno since 1974. A memorial service will be held at the ranch house in San Rafael, Reno at 3 p.m. Aug. 7, 2003. Graveside service will be held in Wichita at Old Mission Mausoleum Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 3 p.m., with Dr. William H. McConnell of Hillside Christian Church officiating. Mrs. Altick was a charter member of Hillside Christian Church and the first person ever to baptized at Hillside Christian Church. Her birthplace was Council Grove, KS, where she was born on Sept. 13, 1907. She was educated in the public schools of Wichita, and went on to Friend's University and then to the University of Nebraska, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classics in 1928. While at Nebraska she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She married Robert L. Altick in 1928 and is survived by 3 sons, Robert L. Jr. of Portola Valley, CA, Philip L. of Incline Village, NV, Stephen F. of Auburn, WA; 2 brothers, Jack E. Hafer of Phoenix, AZ, Frank W. Hafer of Wichita. Apart from Wichita and Reno she also lived in Wilkes Barre, PA, Southern California, Portland, OR, Berkeley, CA and Estes Park, CO. She has nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren throughout her life her focus, energy and devotion were directed to her family. She never forgot a great grandchild's birthday. She was an active member of the PEO Sisterhood for a number of years in Reno and other locations in which she lived. She requested that any memorial donations on her behalf be directed to PEO International, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312. Published in the Wichita Eagle on 7/29/2003.