Funeral services for former, longtime Charles City Mayor Jim Erb will be held at 11 a.m. this morning at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Erb served as the city’s mayor for 22 years through 2017. Current Mayor Dean Andrews, who succeeded Erb in 2018, says Erb offered support for Andrews himself to pursue the mayor’s office.
Andrews says Erb always tried to do what’s best for Charles City as Mayor and was a tireless promoter of the city in and outside of town.
Erb was voted Charles City Man of the Year in 2015 and received the Iowa Rural Hero Award by the Iowa Rural Development Council earlier this year.
Erb passed away last Friday at the age of 80.
You can find more information on his funeral services on the obituary page on our station website.