Private memorial services will be held at a later date for Erika Hartig, 64, of Ninnekah.

Erika Hartig was born on May 13, 1947, in Wasseralfingen, Germany, the daughter of Martin and Helene Mayer Hartig.  She died on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at home in Ninnekah.

Erika grew up in Germany.  She married J.P. Martinez in Germany in 1966.  They traveled to many places including Texas, Oklahoma and Germany.  She had lived in the Ninnekah area for some time, but left again due to her husband’s military career.  She settled in the area permanently in the early 1980s.  On October 30, 1989, she married Robert W. Lewis in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Erika was employed as a nurse in several nursing homes and later worked as a beautician.  She loved to take care of people and would often do acts of kindness like taking food up to residents at various nursing homes.

She was preceded in death by both parents; husband, Robert in September of 1999; and one sister, Maria Darnell.

Survivors include:  one daughter, Martina R. Martinez of Chickasha; one step-daughter, Debbie Morgan; three step-sons, Josh Burrows, Shawn Burrows, and Brad Lewis; and one sister, Sonja Shyrock.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.

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