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Rachel Erwin

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Erwin, Rachel 94 died Sunday August 17, 2014 following a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her parents Roswell Church Erwin and Laurene LaPlante Erwin, her two brothers, Thomas Church Erwin and Dr. Charles Erwin. Miss Erwin is survived by her dearest friend and sister-in-law, Betty Erwin and numerous adoring nieces and nephews. Miss Erwin was a long time parishioner at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Miss Erwin was born in Ephraim, Wisconsin and spent most of her life living between Wisconsin and Florida, eventually settling in Florida. She was an avid swimmer, competing well into her 70's, a talented artist, and a dedicated social worker. A graduate of Florida State University and Catholic University of America Washington, DC she was a Master's Level Social Worker. She worked for some time in Germany and Austria for the Displaced Persons Commission created by the Displaced Person Act of 1948 to arrange for the adoption of war orphans following WWII. She spent many years of dedicated service to Catholic Charities in Miami Florida and ended her career in Orlando Florida, retiring from the Orange County Health Department. Miss Erwin continued painting well into her 90's and often volunteered her time teaching art to others. Visitation to be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday August 24th followed by funeral service at 10 a.m. at the Crisp-Coon Funeral Home located at 201 First Street South Winter Haven, Florida 33880. Phone 863-294-4141.
Published in the Orlando Sentinel on Aug. 23, 2014
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