Jerald “Jerry” Edwin Erickson, age 83 of Leonardville, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Ascension Via Christi Hospital.
He was born on October 26, 1936 in Clay Center, the son of Ancel Edwin and Omeda Mae (Dickison) Erickson. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1954.
On August 14, 1955 in Topeka, he was married to Patty Joan Hohman. She survives of the home.
Early in his working career, Jerry was a dairy farmer. He later worked for the U.S. Government in Soil Conservation in Washington, Clay and Riley counties. He also helped his wife run Erickson’s Short Stop in Randolph. He was a member of the Walsburg Lutheran Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Joyce Graham and husband Phil of Manhattan, Karla Buchanan and husband Buck of Leonardville and Lora Brobst and husband Bryce of Hiawatha; seven grandchildren, Jason Graham, Erika Graham, Lee Buchanan (Ann), Dustin Buchanan (Traci), Megan Brobst, Lindsy Long (Josh) and Molly Brobst (Cody) and nine great grandchildren, Brody Buchanan, Clay Buchanan, Adelyn Buchanan, Landyn Brobst, Ryker Massey, Amara Brobst, Kevin Long, Charlie Long and Kinsley Spire.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Walsburg Lutheran Church with Rev. Keith Wiens officiating. Respect calls may be made anytime Thursday at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Leonardville City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Walsburg Lutheran Church Window Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.
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