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Rowena Herbst Erickson

December 4, 1923 May 6, 2019
Rowena  Herbst Erickson
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Obituary for Rowena Herbst Erickson

Rowena Herbst Erickson of Birmingham died May 6, 2019. She was 95 years old. Rowena was born December 4, 1923 in Blackfoot, Idaho to parents John Herbst and Mabel Stevenson.

In 1944 Rowena was married to Forrest Erickson and together they raised three beautiful children. They were married for 63 years.

Rowena loved to travel, often visiting some of her favorite places more than once. She was also a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Rowena is survived by her children Barbara (John) Rohrbeck and Steven (Mary) Erickson. She is also survived by her grandchildren Heather (Richard) Hand, Bryan Erickson, David (Trisha) Erickson, Molly (John) Childs, Paul (Jamie) Erickson, and Rachael (Issac) Case, along with 21 great-grandchildren. Rowena is preceded in death by her loving husband, Forrest, and her beloved son, Richard Erickson.

A Funeral Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Roads) Friday, May 10th at 11:30am. Friends may visit beginning at 10am. Burial will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI.

Memorials appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, Michigan 48033.


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