American Patriotic 10

Alden Howard Erickson

February 21, 1940 ~ April 13, 2019 (age 79)

Alden Howard Erickson

Age 79, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Morris Hospital.

Survived by his loving wife, Jeanette (Melnick) Erickson; children Beth (Bob) Colvin, Joe (Kim Kitchen) Erickson, Roxanne (Steve) Kolodziej, Wayne Erickson, Cassandra (Mark) Ashby, Evan (Vickie) Krause; grandchildren Kevin (Jessica) Colvin, Stephen (Britni) Kolodziej, Stephanie Colvin, Nicholas (Katie) Ferry, Cameron Dooley, Scott Kolodziej,  Samantha (Isiah) Pouncy, Morgan Erickson, Kara Ferry, Ashton Krause, Madison Erickson, Collin Krause, Zach Erickson and Tai Ferry; three great grandchildren Stephen Kolodziej, Lillian Pouncy and Evelynn Kolodziej; two brothers Rich (Pat) Severson, Ron (Lois) Severson,one sister Lois Chally,  brother-in-law Alvin Helland.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded in death by his parents Howard Erickson and Celeste (Larson) Severson; step father Severt Severson; three sisters Lois Helland, Norma (Bill) Berg and Betty Bowen, one brother Jack Severson.

 Born in Ottawa, IL, a Minooka resident most of his life.   Graduated from Minooka High School.  Alden was a United States Army Veteran.   Retired Truck driver.   He was a member of the Minooka American Legion Post #1188. He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling especially Las Vegas. Alden enjoyed meeting with his friends every day for coffee, and always helped everyone in need.

Funeral Services Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home.  Interment with Military Honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.    Visitation Wednesday 4-8 p.m.   In lieu of flowers memorials to the Minooka American Legion Post #1188, in Alden’s name would be appreciated.

© 2019 Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS