Cedaredge resident Robert Edward Erdmann Jr. died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at his home. He was 72.
Mr. Erdmann was born in Bessemer, Mich., Dec. 20, 1943, to Robert and Gladys (Dauslin) Erdmann. He spent his childhood and attended schools wherever his father's military career moved the family.
He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1968.
After his service in the U.S. Army, he worked as an electrical engineer.
He enjoyed ham radios, dogs and working on astronomy projects. He was a volunteer examiner for the American Radio Relay League.
Mr. Erdmann is survived by a son, Robert Erdmann of Holland; a daughter, Jennifer Bellmire of Aurora; a sister, Connie (Joe) McCart of Tampa, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.