Edwin Raymond Erdman, age 82, of Fort Atkinson, died of his battle with cancer, August 12, 2009 at Our House in Whitewater, WI. He was born on June 12, 1927 to Alvin and Edna (Meyers) Erdman in Watertown, WI. Edwin served our country in the Navy and Army during WWII. On July 25, 1953 he married Nettie Lutz at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Mauston, WI. Edwin was a member of the American Legion Post 173 in Whitewater. Surviving are Wife: Nettie Erdman, of Fort Atkinson; Son: Jeff Erdman (Delanie Schaefer), of Fort Atkinson; Daughters: Deborah (Dennis) Rosenthal, of Plainfield, WI, and Cindy Erdman (Dave Dwyer), of Fort Atkinson; 5 Grandchildren: Shannon (James) Rodriguez, Shane (Emily) Erdman, Dennis (Melissa) Rosenthal Jr., Jamie Hibbert, Daniel (Jessie) Rosenthal; 3 Great-grandchildren: Courtney, Hailey, and Gracie Lee; Sister: Sandra (Bob) Osborne, of North Port, FL; Sister-in-law: Delores Erdman, of Madison; many nieces and nephews. Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Allen and Vernon; and 2 sisters: Doris and Gloria. Funeral service will be on Friday, August 14, 2009 at Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel in Whitewater at 11am. Friends may call from 9am until the time of service. �He enjoyed life with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and loved to go fishing and hunting. He especially cherished moments with his wife and loved ones. He will be missed by all his family and friends.