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Allan "Joe" J. Erickson
November 12, 1944 ~ August 6, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Allan J. "Joe" Erickson, 78 of Sioux City, Iowa lost his battle with cancer at home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, August 6, 2023.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 10:00am at the Linn Grove Cemetery in Linn Grove, Iowa. A luncheon will follow at the American Legion in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements.
Allan J. Erickson was born on November 12, 1944, in Storm Lake, Iowa the son of Allanworth and Leone (Evans) Erickson. Joe graduated in 1963 from Storm Lake High School. Joe enlisted in the Army in September of 1963 and served in Vietnam. During his time in the United States Army, Joe was a paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade
Joe was an over the road truck driver for many years, and at the time of his retirement in 2013 was in truck sales for Kenworth. After retirement he continued working part time doing truck deliveries.
Joe had a love for fishing, carpentry and especially baking his famous cakes for friends and family. He also enjoyed camping with June and old classmates.
Joe is survived by his significant other June Oleson, former wife Elizabeth Jacobs and their 4 Children Angela (Troy) Bird, Wendy Erickson, Joseph (Cindy) Erickson and James (Victoria) Erickson. Former wife Rosemary Burger and their children Kevin Erickson and Stephanie (Andrew) Snyder, 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles (Karen) Erickson.