Scott Erb

Scott Erb, 56, New Leipzig, formerly of Minot, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in his home.

Scott was born on Feb. 4, 1957, in Williston, to Kenneth and Adeline (Johnson) Erb. He moved to Minot as an infant, where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Minot High School in 1975. On March 24, 1977, he enlisted in the Air Force, stationed in Minot and was honorably discharged in 1981.

On Oct. 17, 1978, Scott and Gerilyn Bachmeier were united in marriage at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Minot. He began his career in law enforcement as a police officer, residing in Kenmare until moving to Makoti in April 1984, when he joined the Ward County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy. He moved his family to Minot, where he continued his work. In 1989, he was promoted to sergeant and in 1992, he was promoted to lieutenant, serving the community until his retirement in 2009. Following his retirement, Scott moved to New Leipzig.

Scott was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Minot and also a member of the North Dakota Peace Officers Association. He enjoyed playing poker, photography and golfing. He also loved to ride in his convertible cars and enjoyed ceramic painting and traveling. The thing Scott loved most was feeding the squirrels while having coffee time with all of his friends. He will be deeply missed by everyone who shared in his life.

Scott is survived by: his mother, Adeline Erb, Minot; children, Jessica (Master Sgt. Joshua) Gressett, Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., and Michael (Rikki) Erb, Rugby; grandchildren, Aiden, Cordelia, baby girl Gressett, and Jackson, Jayden and Piper Erb; best friend, Gerilyn Erb, Minot; sisters, Debbie Calavera, Hutchinson, Minn., and Kathy Erb, Minot; and several nephews and nieces.

Scott was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Erb; and his beloved cat, Frisky.

Funeral: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at 2 p.m., at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Minot.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Today, Dec. 6, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

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