Obituary for Erika Thomas (Jagstadt)
Erika (Jagstadt) Thomas, age 82 of Seymour, beloved wife of the late Carl P. Thomas entered peaceful rest on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in her home. Born in Germany on January 27, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Christoph and Emma Jagstadt. Following the post WWII era, in 1964, she immigrated to America and became a US citizen shortly thereafter. She initially spoke no English but taught herself by watching American television and trying to converse with her neighbors. These neighbors would become her “lifelong friends.” Erika will be fondly remembered as a wildlife keeper, a loving housewife, a devoted mother to her children and being a hearty German, her love of beer. Survivors include her beloved children, Caroline Spaulding and her husband Ralph of Seymour, Karl Jagstadt and his wife Dolores of GA, and Peter Thomas and his wife Janet of Naugatuck, as well as 6 cherished grandchildren, Christopher, Sarah, Kurt, Amanda, Nathan, and Erika-Emma. A Prayer Service celebrating her life will take place on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 4pm in The Ralph Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church St. Seymour, CT 06483. Friends are invited to greet the family from 2pm until the time of service. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable donation to the ASPCA (PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929) or Best Friends Animal Society (5001 Angel Canyon Rd. Kanab, UT 84741) in her name.