Service


Date:

November 23, 2019

Start Time:

10:00 a.m.

Location:

St. Stephen Lutheran Church

Address:

3510 72nd Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Arrangements By:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation


Date:

November 23, 2019

Start Time:

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Location:

St. Stephen Lutheran Church

Address:

3510 72nd Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Flora Allene Erichsen

Flora Allene Erichsen passed away early Saturday morning, November 17, 2019. She was 89. Allene was born in Belvedere, NE on October 23, 1930 to Ross and Laura (Doty) Burch. She graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1947. Allene worked at the courthouse as a social worker after high school. She married Floyd F. Erichsen on December 10, 1949. She and Floyd farmed in Rembrandt for many years before moving to Urbandale in 1963. They joined St. Stephen Lutheran Church in 1963 and it has been their church home since. Allene was very active in the church serving as a Sunday School teacher, church secretary, and volunteer coordinator. In her retirement years, Allene organized the St. Stephen Senior group and served as the leader for many years.

Allene loved spending time with her family, especially the grandkids and great grandkids; playing card games, fishing, eating at restaurants, and visiting friends. She and Floyd traveled the United States visiting relatives and sight-seeing.

Allene was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, Floyd. Together, Allene and Floyd have amassed a large family including five children: Sharon (Bill) Schaffer, Cindy (Van) Taylor, Sandra (Tom) Perkins, Randall Erichsen, and Laurie (James) Blake; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one on the way; three great-great-grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church (3510 72nd St., Urbandale), followed by a luncheon. Flora’s family will greet visitors at the church beginning at 9 a.m.

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