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Erik G. Erickson

April 18, 1956 ~ April 15, 2022 (age 65)

Obituary

Erik G. Erickson, age 65, of Wall Lake, Iowa, formerly Albert City, Iowa died on April 15, 2022 at his residence in rural Wall Lake. 

Funeral services will take place Friday, April 22, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City, Iowa. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in ALBERT CITY. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of arrangements.

Erik Gene Erickson was born on April 18th, 1956 in Spencer, Iowa.  He attended grade school and high school in Albert City graduating in 1975.  In 1989, Erik with his sons: Josh and Brandon, married Barbara and her three sons: Shawn, Scott, and Cory to complete their family of seven.  After graduation, Erik went to work in his dad’s blacksmith shop, “Swede’s Shop” in Albert City.  With his brother Carl, they bought the welding shop in 1978 and ran it together until he began working for Metal Master in Albert City.  Eventually Erik’s career led him to Farner-Bocken as a delivery driver where he used his “gift of gab” to make every stranger a friend.  He officially retired in April of 2021 and was looking forward to years of fishing and traveling to watch their grandkids.  Erik was extremely proud of his 25 years as a volunteer fireman for the Albert City Fire Department. He was also very active in the Albert City Jaycees where he held many offices.

In his free time, Erik enjoyed fishing with family, working in the yard, and attending his kids’ and grandkids’ countless sporting events.  He also enjoyed attending Trinity Presbyterian Church in Wall Lake, Iowa, where he was a member and enjoyed dressing as Santa Claus for the children. Some of his favorite times were playing cards, eating out, and trips to the casino with their close friends.

Those left to cherish his memories include his beloved wife, Barbara; sons: Shawn (Katie) Darrington; Scott (Sara) Darrington; Josh (Stephanie) Erickson; Cory (Abby) Darrington; Brandon (girlfriend Elizabeth) Erickson; step-mother: Ardis Erickson; brothers: Carl (Edith) Erickson; Pete (Nancy) Erickson; Alex (Linda) Erickson; sister-in-law: Marie Erickson; step-siblings: Russ Essick; Jean (Tom) Streed; Chris (Bob) Johnson; Kathy Essick; Sue (Terry) Parsons; brothers-in-law: Dave (Brigit) Kuhl; Trent (Renee) Kuhl; sisters-in-law: Lori (Kirt) Zemke; Patti (Jim) Demers; grandchildren: Carter and Hadley Erickson; Lexie and Thomas Darrington; Kinsley and Easton Darrington; Avett, Wyatt, and Sutton Darrington; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

Erik is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ruth Erickson; mother and father-in-law: Robert and LaMae Kuhl; siblings: Dave Erickson; Judy Steffen; brother-in-law: Raymond Steffen; step-brother: Ray Essick; and sister-in-law: Gay Lynn Kuhl.

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
April 21, 2022

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sliefert Funeral Home Albert City
514 North 4th Street
Albert City, IA 50510

Prayer Service
Thursday
April 21, 2022

7:00 PM
Sliefert Funeral Home Albert City
514 North 4th Street
Albert City, IA 50510

Funeral Service
Friday
April 22, 2022

10:30 AM
Evangelical Covenant Church
501 2nd Street South
Albert City, IA 50510

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