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Ervin “Erv” Joseph Lotter, a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on September 17, 2020. Erv was born on December 29, 1930, to the late Joseph and Cecilia Lotter. He was the oldest of three children. After high school, Erv served as a sergeant in the United States Army and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Upon his return to the United States, he met and married the love of his life, Maxine (nee Dorsch).
Erv worked in the shipping and freight industry and became a successful regional sales manager. Erv was an excellent fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at his cottage on Lake Metonga. He also enjoyed antiquing and had several rental spaces in multiple antique shops in the Milwaukee area.
Erv will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humor, practical jokes, and playing Santa Claus at many holiday parties.
He was a devoted and loving husband to Maxine, for 67 years, and beloved father, grandfather, and uncle. Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Maxine, daughter, Debra (Peter) Barclay, granddaughters, Christine (Nick) Verbos, and Kimberly (Brock) McBride, siblings Marlene (Tom) Freckmann, and Al (Elaine) Lotter. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held Friday, September 25, 2020, at Krause Funeral Home, 9000 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM, followed by a service at 6:00 PM. Live-streaming available, please see funeral home website for details. A private inurnment to be held at a different date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project or a charity of your choice.