Our beloved Erna departed this world for Heaven on July 31, 2019. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family carried her through the last few weeks of her life on Earth.
“I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.” Erna loved our Lord and enjoyed worship at Northwest Family Fellowship Church in Great Falls Montana.
Erna was born on August 9, 1937, and raised in Havre Montana. She was the 7th child of Otto and Mary Baltrusch. She graduated from Havre High School in 1956.
She was married right out of high school and lived in Scobey, Montana. She was blessed with one son, David. She was a wonderful devoted mother to David, who unfortunately, passed at the young age of 18.
Erna spent many years on her ranch in Scobey, where she raised, and helped train thoroughbred horses.
She moved to Great Falls in 1986, where she later enjoyed being a nanny for Paul and Rachel Gorsuch. Erna was a wonderful daughter, mother, sister and aunt. She loved to travel and had the opportunity to visit many wonderful destinations, such as Florida and Hawaii.
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