Winfred Forbes, 81/Donald Erickson, 71

Posted May 4, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Winfred Gertrude Schuette Forbes, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Akron, Iowa area passed away June 29, 2013 in Las Vegas.

Donald A.G. Erickson, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Akron, Iowa area passed away April 14, 2014 in Las Vegas.

Private family services will be held at a later date in Akron. Local arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron.

Winfred and Donald were the children of Alvin and Delores (Hanson) Erickson.

Gert lived in Akron for over 10 years. She was united in marriage to Alvin Schutte. Later, she moved to Denver, CO, where she lived with Donald and she worked at a Poly foam company. The last two years of her life, she lived with her brother in Las Vegas.

Donald attended school in Akron and Westfield. Following his schooling, he moved to Colorado area where he joined the U.S. Army. Following his discharge, he moved to Charlotte and became an over the road truck driver. After retiring, he lived in Denver. For past two years, he lived in Las Vegas.

Survivors include their sister, Frances (Richard) Huebner of Akron; six nieces; and two nephews.

They were preceded in death by their parents; a sister: Marie Larson-Kosbab; a brother: Arnold Erickson; and brothers-in-law: Fred Larson, Paul Kosbab, Bill Miller; and Gert’s husband: Alvin Schuette.

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