James Erdmann

Date of Death: Oct 28, 2021
James Erdmann

1954 - 2021

James “Jim” Erdmann, 67, of Oakfield passed away unexpectedly on October 28, 2021 at his home.

Jim Erdmann was born June 18, 1954 the son of Warren and Ester Burkhard Erdmann. On February 21, 1981 he married Kandace “Kandy” Mueller at Grace Lutheran Church in Waupun. Following their marriage, the couple resided in Oakfield, where they spent the rest of their lives together. He owned and operated Hi-D-Ho’s in Oakfield for 27 years. It was the place where people would get their morning “coffee” and “news” for the day. Jim loved the hobby of biking and liked keeping up with the local sports around his area.

Jim is survived by his wife Kandace “Kandy” of 40 years; 6 children: Jacob Erdmann of Oakfield, Ashley Erdmann of Maricopa, AZ, Eric (Daisy) Erdmann of Schaumburg, IL, Karen (Mikey) Reis of Fond Du Lac, Cindel (Kaile) Schimka of Draper, UT, and Jeremiah (Karson) Erdmann of Peoria, AZ; 2 grandchildren: Graycen Erdmann and George Reis; sister, Marjorie (Dennis) Erdmann Young; sister-in-law, Juliene Erdmann; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by both parents; and a brother, John Erdmann.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Tuesday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Memorial services for Jim Erdmann will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Pastor Doug Shotsky officiating.



  1. Kandy, our hearts ache for you all. We are with you… please let us know if there’s anything at all we can help you take care of <3 it just doesn't matter how big or small.
    Love, Dawn and the Gomaz clan

  2. Doreen Conger Says: November 1, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    Kandi and family,
    Prayers to all the family and friends.
    Another angel watching over us!

  3. Kandy and Family,
    Our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers for peace in your hearts and fond memories.
    The Henke Family
    Joyce, Jamie, Kyle, Ashley and Luci

  4. Marilyn Vander Sanden Says: November 1, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Kandy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Sending lots of hugs.

  5. Cheryl Kuslits Says: November 2, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Kandi and family. Thoughts and Prayers to you all.

  6. Holly Breitkreutz Says: November 2, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a classmate when I lived in Oakfield. Several years ago I took a ride and went through Oakfield. Stopped at the station for a soda not knowing Jim owned it. It was great to catch up with him that day. Prayers to Kandi and the family.

  7. Tim and Lisa Holz Says: November 2, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss Candy…sending prayers and hugs to you and all the kids.

  8. Carol Joas Says: November 2, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.

  9. Paige Lewis Says: November 2, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Kandy and family,

    Sending you all our deepest sympathies. We are very sorry for your loss and pray for God’s peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead. Prayers for you all!

    Paige and Gary Lewis and family

  10. Mandy,
    We are so very sorry for your sudden loss.

    The Walgenbach family,
    John, Patty, Madeson and Daniel

  11. Deepest sympathy

  12. Charles Schaumburg Says: November 2, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  13. Jerry Huth Family Says: November 3, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Kandy – We’re so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. Our sincere sympathy and prayers go out to you and the family.

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