He was born on March 16, 1922, in Elsmore to Arthur and Anna (Ahnlund) Erickson. He was a 1941 graduate of Savonburg High School.
On May 28, 1950, he married Gladine Larson in Savonburg. After marriage, he farmed and worked other jobs in Savonburg, Erie, Humboldt and Parsons. In September 1987, he retired as propane plant manager from Union LP Gas Systems Inc. in Edna following 31 years of service. After retirement, he worked part-time at Kanoma Co-op in Coffeyville as a serviceman.
He was an active member of Edna United Methodist Church, where he served as trustee and Sunday school superintendent. Through the years, he also served as a member on the Edna School Board and the Senior Housing Board and as mayor of Edna. He especially enjoyed helping people, farming, gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Gladine Erickson, of the home; and children, Pearl (daughter) and Ron Walters of Grove, Okla., Richard (son) and Helen Erickson of Edna and their daughter, Jenna Ashe Campbell, and grandson, Ealijah Ashe, of Herndon, Va., Lewis (son) and Nancy Erickson of Wichita and their children, Rose Erickson and fiance, Kelly Payne, of Wichita, Betsy (Nathan) Rogg of Mission, Robert Erickson of Wichita and David Erickson (son) of Rockwall, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Edna United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Edna Elm Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont.
Memorials are suggested to Edna United Methodist Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, 67330.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.