Allnutt Funeral Service – Drake Road Chapel

650 W. Drake Rd., Ft. Collins, CO


Kathern M. Ericson

June 15, 1922July 28, 2020

Kathern M. Ericson passed away on July 28, 2020 in Loveland.

She was born on a farm near Timnath, Colorado to William and Minnie Smith. She attended school in Timnath and graduated from high school in 1940. Kathern worked at Woolworth’s after graduation. She married Frank E. Ericson on May 5, 1946. They lived at the Fort Collins Waterworks for six years moving to Fort Collins after the death of her father-in-law. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Ben Franklin store for several years. She then worked at Home Federal Savings and Loan for sixteen years. She and Frank retired the same day in May of 1981. They then did a lot of traveling and spent winters in Mesa, Arizona. Frank passed away on September 20, 2011. Kathern was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her brother William C. (Carol) Smith of Loveland and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Minnie Smith, brother John (Alice) Smith, sisters Marian (Art) Wissink and Viola (Ed) Miller.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the National Association of American Veterans.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, August 6, 2020


Kathern M. Ericson

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Marc Middel

August 4, 2020

Kathern ,and her husband, Frank were regulars at the Breakfast Club where at times our paths would cross. They were a charming couple and she was always very cheerful and a delight to visit with. I will miss her bright smile and sunny disposition.

Cathy Brunswig

August 3, 2020

I did Kathern's hair for many years and she was a joy to have in my chair. We shared many good stories of her life and I will always remember her as a very special lady. She always had that special smile when she walked in the door.


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