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Erika Theberge

September 11, 1937March 15, 2021
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Erika Theberge 1937 - 2021

Lewiston-Erika Theberge, age 83, died March 15, 2021, at St Mary’s D’Youville nursing home.

Born, September 11, 1937 one of 14 children, and raised in Aschaffenburg, Germany, Erika was working with American families stationed on the Army base there, when she met the love of her life, Army Specialist, Norman Theberge. They were married and began their family in Germany, but in 1959 moved back to Norman’s home state and continued their family in Lewiston, Maine. During her many years in Lewiston, Erika belonged to a prestigious group of German ladies that met for meals, discussion, volunteering, and friendship bonds that lasted a lifetime. Erika had a passion for growing flowers, cultivating flowerbeds annually throughout the yard, and raising beautiful indoor plants. Although she loved them all, a favorite was pink peonies; pink was her favorite color. Erika was a strong, intelligent, lady with a great sense of humor and the sweetest personality you could ever want to meet.

Erika is survived by her four children: John Theberge, Lewiston, Alan Theberge, Lewiston, Lorraine (Theberge) Patriarca, Los Angeles, CA, and Mark Theberge, Lewiston. Four grandchildren: Erika Thomas, Santa Rosa, CA, Andrea Forster, Los Angeles, CA, Benjamin Theberge, Stamford, CT, and Nathaniel Theberge, Lewiston. Two great grandchildren: Sindel Theberge, Lewiston and Zachary Thomas, Santa Rosa, CA.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Erika’s life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

Visitation will be held Saturday March 20, from 3:00-3:30 Pm at The Fortin Group Lewiston, followed by funeral service at 3:30 PM at The Funeral Home. Those who can not attend the service you are invite to join us on The Fortin Group Facebook page at 3:30. Arrangements are under the care & Supervision of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services. 70 Horton St. Lewiston 784-4584.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

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Melissa Kahler-Afelin

March 20, 2021

Tante Erika was always so warm and kind to me. She was very close to my beloved Omi, her sister Klara. I remember their long phone chats in my Omi’s kitchen. I am blessed to share her birthdate. I have memories of a sweet voice on the phone elated to talk to me, and help me practice my conversational German. Though we have always been far apart, she wrote to me, and made sure to still share her love. I loved seeing her garden photos and beautiful flowers.

May You Rest In Heavenly Peace Dear Sweet Tante Erika. I will continue to grow my garden skills in your memory.

Gary Girouard

March 20, 2021

So very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a very special sweet lady. I am just finding out about her passing. I would have been there if only I'd known sooner. You will all be in our prayers today.
Gary & Irene Girouard

Diane (Theberge) Fontaine

March 19, 2021

My condolences on the loss of your mother. Every time I would meet her she would have a beautiful smile. She was such a sweet and kind lady. Hold on to the memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.
God Bless!
Diane

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Biography

Erika Theberge
1937 - 2021


Lewiston-Erika Theberge, age 83, died March 15, 2021, at St Mary’s D’Youville nursing home.

Born, September 11, 1937 one of 14 children, and raised in Aschaffenburg, Germany, Erika was working with American families stationed on the Army base there, when she met the love of her life, Army Specialist, Norman Theberge. They were married and began their family in Germany, but in 1959 moved back to Norman’s home state and continued their family in Lewiston, Maine. During her many years in Lewiston, Erika belonged to a prestigious group of German ladies that met for meals, discussion, volunteering, and friendship bonds that lasted a lifetime. Erika had a passion for growing flowers, cultivating flowerbeds annually throughout the yard, and raising beautiful indoor plants. Although she loved them all, a favorite was pink peonies; pink was her favorite color.
Erika was a strong, intelligent, lady with a great sense of humor and the sweetest personality you could ever want to meet.

Erika is survived by her four children: John Theberge, Lewiston, Alan Theberge, Lewiston, Lorraine (Theberge) Patriarca, Los Angeles, CA, and Mark Theberge, Lewiston. Four grandchildren: Erika Thomas, Santa Rosa, CA, Andrea Forster, Los Angeles, CA, Benjamin Theberge, Stamford, CT, and Nathaniel Theberge, Lewiston.
Two great grandchildren: Sindel Theberge, Lewiston and Zachary Thomas, Santa Rosa, CA.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Erika’s life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

Visitation will be held Saturday March 20, from 3:00-3:30 Pm at The Fortin Group Lewiston, followed by funeral service at 3:30 PM at The Funeral Home. Those who can not attend the service you are invite to join us on The Fortin Group Facebook page at 3:30. Arrangements are under the care & Supervision of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services. 70 Horton St. Lewiston 784-4584.