Ervin Hudson Tande, 92, of St. James, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James.

Ervin Hudson Tande, 92, of St. James, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Albion Lutheran Church, rural St. James with Rev. Robert Springer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday beginning at 12 noon. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

Ervin was born on the family farm near Godahl on Nov. 25, 1924, the son of Emil and Adella (Hudson) Tande. Ervin attended Country School until eighth grade and graduated from St. James High School in 1942. Ervin married Mae Griffith on Dec. 29, 1965 at Albion Lutheran Church. He farmed his entire working life. The couple retired and moved into St. James in 2000. He enjoyed collecting toy and antique tractors. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. Ervin was a member of the church board and sang with the Albion Men's Octet.

He is survived by two nieces, two nephews and several cousins. He is preceded in death by his wife and parents.