Ethel M. Lerche

Ethel M. Lerche, 87, died Saturday, October 20, 2012, at St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac.


She was born on May 10, 1925, in Fond du Lac, a daughter of the late Harry and Lola Pratt Dille.


Ethel graduated from Fond du Lac Senior High School in 1943.


On August 29, 1953, Ethel married Erwin F. Lerche at Division Street Methodist Church.


She was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and Rachel Fellowship.  Ethel was an avid sports fan, especially with the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers.


She is survived by two daughters: Carol (Arthur) Schwark of Ripon, and Nancy (Timothy) Pierce of Fond du Lac; four grandchildren: Lisa Schwark, Heather (Billy Frain) Schwark, Bryan (Kayla) Pierce, and Chad Pierce; nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband on February 3, 1990; 2 brothers and a sister.


The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Covenant United Methodist Church, 20 N. Marr Street, Fond du Lac.  The visitation will be on Tuesday at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial will be in Avoca Cemetery, Oakfield.


Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family.  A guest register can be found at