Janelle Rose (Gast) Ehrman, 73, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2022, in Clayton, NC, surrounded by family. Janelle, daughter of the late Herbert and Alice Gast, was born on June 6th, 1948, in Wahpeton, ND, and was the youngest sibling of Darrel Gast, Sharon (Gast) Wateland, and Ila (Gast) Leinen. She is survived by her husband, Roger L. Ehrman, daughter Nicole A. Ehrman, and granddaughter, Sydney A. Nance.
Janelle attended Wahpeton Senior High School (66’), North Dakota State School of Science (68’) where she received her Computer Science Associate's Degree, and later completed her Bachelor of Science, Technical Management Degree at Regis University (86'), in Denver, CO.
Janelle and her husband Roger of 53 years were married on June 22, 1968, after meeting at ND State School of Science. The two native North Dakotans spent their first years of marriage moving 11 times in 11 years across the Midwest and West, due to job promotions. They welcomed daughter Nicole in 1972, where the family of three eventually settled in Aurora, CO in 1978. Roger and Janelle spent the next 35 years claiming Colorado as their home until moving to Florida and finally landing in North Carolina in 2018 to be near their daughter and granddaughter.
Her career spanned various finance and software security positions, with the majority of her time spent working for a software company, J.D. Edwards (now Oracle), located in Colorado. In January 2001, Janelle joined the family insurance business, Ehrman & Associates, Inc., where she managed Finance and Operations, eventually retiring in 2010. Once retired, Janelle enjoyed traveling, playing mahjong, keeping up with friends and family, and spending time with people she loved.
Janelle was a sharp-minded, strong, devoted, loving friend to many and a pillar of strength for her family. There are no words to describe how much her wisdom, insight, friendship, and love will be dearly missed
There will be two services held in Janelle's honor:
Wednesday, May 11th at Saint Ann's Catholic Church, 4057 US-70 BUS HWY W, Clayton, NC 27520
Service from: 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET, with a reception to follow.
Wednesday, June 15th at St. John's Catholic Church, 115 2nd St. N, Wahpeton, ND 58075
Visitation from 12:30pm to 1:30pm | Service from 1:30pm to 2:30pm, burial and reception to follow.