Viola Flocile (Shold) Erickson

Viola Flocile (Shold) Erickson

Des Moines

Viola Flocile (Shold) Erickson, age 94, died April 16, 2014, of complications related to Alzheimer's disease, at Valley View Village Nursing Center, Des Moines, IA, surrounded by her loving family.

Viola was born on June 7, 1919, in Laurens, IA to Edward and Agnes (Wenell) Shold. She lived in Albert City until she left home to take secretarial courses in Des Moines. She then worked for the Heinz Company for several years. While attending Swedish Covenant Church (later known as Evangelical Covenant Church [ECC]), Viola met her husband, E. Harold Erickson. They were married June 5, 1948.

Viola began working at ECC in the early 1960's as the church secretary, and continued there for over 30 years until her retirement in 1999. As the church secretary, she supported several pastors and the members of the congregation with her loyalty and dedication to the Lord's service.

Viola was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brother (William Shold) and sister-in-law (Inez Shold). She is survived by her son, Bruce (Brenda) Erickson, her grandchildren, Brianna (Christopher) Koopman and Brian Erickson, as well as many loving nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held at Evangelical Covenant Church, 2625 Hubbell Avenue on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9:30 - 11 am followed immediately by the funeral service.

Memorial contributions in memory of Viola may be made to Evangelical Covenant Church or Valley View Village Building Fund.

Condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Hamilton's Funeral Home
121 NW 60th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 289-2442

Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 18, 2014