Clairbelle Erickson, 81, of Marshalltown, died Monday, February 18, 2013, at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook, while surrounded by her loving family. Visitation for Clairbelle will be held from 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home where her family will be present to greet friends. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, February 23, at 10:30 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Marshalltown. Burial will follow services at Riverside Cemetery. A luncheon for Clairbelle will take place at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home following the burial at Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed in her name to either Trinity Lutheran Church or the Iowa River Hospice Home.
Clairbelle is survived by her children: Marilyn Melick, of Marshalltown, Marleen (Terry) Burns, of Versailles, Kentucky, Norman (Melanie) Erickson, of Flagstaff, Arizona, Denise (Jim) Merritt, of Madison, Wisconsin, Marcia (Roger) Brooks, of Oviedo, Florida, Alan (Stephanie) Erickson, of Marshalltown, her sister Dorothy Anderson of Marshalltown, her brother Larry (Tana) Smith of Marshalltown and her sister-in-law Hisako Smith of Marshalltown, her eight grandchildren, her four great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.