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John Francis Erickson

Posted December 11, 2013 in Obituaries, Urbandale

December 8, 1928 – December 7, 2013

John Erickson

John Erickson

John Francis Erickson, 84, passed away December 7, 2013. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, 1230 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines. Family will greet guests one hour prior to service. Burial of cremated remains will take place at 12:30 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. John was born December 8, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN to George and Madonna Erickson. He graduated from North High School and continued on to Dunwoody College where he received his Bachelors degree in Engineering. After college, John served in the United Stated Navy for four years. He married his wife, Gertrude on June 18, 1955. John worked as a store engineer at Super Valu for 25 years, and retired from Taylor Industries after 15 years. John enjoyed to travel and golf. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gertrude; children, Paul (Teresa) Erickson, Peggy (Richard) Benning; grandchildren, Laurel (Charles) Larson, Lindsey (Ajay) Eshcol, John (Christina) Erickson, Meridith (Drew) Flickenger, Julie (Rigo) Felix and Jessie ( Pat) Duax; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Edgar (Janis) Erickson and Gerald Erickson. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George and Thomas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church.

Information provided by:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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