Obituary Listings

Erika Maria Adkins
There are condolences waiting approval on Erika's Tribute wall
Obituary for Erika Maria Adkins

Erika Maria Adkins, 87 years, wife of Lawrence, died September 17, 2017. She was born June 12, 1930 in Herne, Germany, to Johannes and Wilhelmina Hummels. She married Lawrence Adkins on December 29, 1956 and emigrated from Germany to Crescent, Iowa in 1957. She became a naturalized American citizen in 1970. She was very proud of her American citizenship. She loved painting and tending her prolific and beautiful flower gardens. For many years, she enjoyed her dogs (German shepherds, Afghan hounds, Skye terriers, Briard), which included several champion show dogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ingeborg Hummels and brother in law, Kurt Langenhan.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence; daughter, Cordula Fisher (Alan); son, George (Susan) of Arlington, Virginia; step-daughters, Rosemarie Adkins and Nicole Taylor(Jeff) of Malvern; sister, Camilla Langenhan of Regensburg, Germany; brother, Hans Hummels (Ursula) of Gainesville, Florida; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Graveside memorial service will be held for the family.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Erika Maria Adkins, please visit our Tribute Store.


Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Erika Maria Adkins

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Erika

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.