Albert James Erfourth (1908-1977)

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Albert James "Ted" Erfourth
Born: 22 Aug 1908 Boyne City, Michigan
Died: 4 Jun 1977 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Ernest August Erfourth
Mother: Eva Belle Barkley
Siblings: Albert James Erfourth
Freeman P. Erfourth
Carl Roderick Erfourth
Cecil Leroy Erfourth
Raymond Edward Erfourth
Ernest Harvey Erfourth
Spouse: Zenna I. Sayers
Married: 4 Oct 1928 Michigan
Children: Donald Erfourth
Douglas Albert Erfourth
Spouse: Mildred Irene Lyons
Married: 12 May 1941 Petoskey, Michigan


Petoskey News-Review, Monday, June 6, 1977:

Ted Erfourth, 68

Services for A. J. (Ted) Erfourth, 68, Petoskey, will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church. Fr. Robert Behne, OFM, will officiate and interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery.

Mr. Erfourth died unexpectedly late Saturday afternoon.

He was born in Boyne City on Aug. 22, 1908, and was a graduate of Boyne City High School. He married the former Mildred Lyons on May 12, 1941, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Petoskey.

Mr. Erfourth worked as a purchasing agent for the Top-O-Michigan Rural Electric Co-op in Boyne City and retired in 1973 after 36 years there.

He was a member of the St. Francis Parish and Holy Name Society; past exalted ruler of the Petoskey Elks No. 629; a member of the Boyne City Fraternal Order of Eagles; was a past officer of the Petoskey Bowling Association and an avid bowler.

Mr. Erfourth is survived by his widow; two sons, Donald of Phoenix, Ariz., and Douglas of Artesia, Calif.; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; his mother, Mrs. Eva Erfourth of Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan; three brothers, Carl of Tucson, Ariz., Cecil of Rudyard and Harvey of Lincoln Park.

The family suggests that anyone wishing to honor the memory of Mr. Erfourth, may do so by contributing in his name to the St. Francis Building Fund.

The body is at the Winchester-Hallead Funeral Home in Petoskey where an Elks memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight (Monday) and a Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.


  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Date of Death: 6/4/1977
Liber: 1977
Folio: P172
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Erfourth, Albert J. (Ted)
Age: 68
Born: 8/22/1908
Died: 6/4/1977
Burial: 6/7/1977
Cemetery: St. Francis, Petoskey
Obituary: on file, PNR - 06/06/1977