Letha Mae Eriksen, 85, of Omaha NE formerly of Oakland and Tekamah NE

LETHA MAE ERIKSEN was born January 14, 1930 to Edgar and Lucy (Hermann) Hansen in Oakland, Nebraska.  She passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Lakeside Village in Omaha.

Letha was raised on a farm in rural Oakland, Nebraska and attended Oakland Public schools graduating from high school in 1948. After graduation she worked as an office assistant to Dr. James G. Allen.

On October 1, 1950, Letha was married to Phillip Eriksen in Oakland, Nebraska. To this union was born three children: Mike, Pat and Barbie.

They lived most of their lives on a farm 2 ½ miles south of Craig until they retired from farming in 1995. In early 1996 they moved to Tekamah, Nebraska where they lived until the fall of 2012. They moved to Omaha in September 2012 where she resided until her passing.

She enjoyed sewing, vacationing with family and spending time with her grandchildren.

Letha was a member of the Craig American Legion Auxiliary, the Tekamah Order of Eastern Star, the Tekamah United Methodist Women and the Tekamah United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband on March 25, 2015, her parents, son-in-law Brad Herting, and granddaughter Jessica Herting.

Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-laws: Mike and LaDonna Eriksen of Omaha, Pat and Marcia Eriksen of Sioux City, IA; daughter: Barbie Herting of Omaha; eight grandchildren: Dan Eriksen of Omaha, Amanda (Chris) McDonnell of Orland Park, IL, Bethany Eriksen of Phoenix, AZ, Leila Eriksen of Sioux City, IA, Russ (Libbi) Herting of Omaha, Brandon, Justin and Jenny Herting of Omaha; two great grandchildren: Campbell and Lila McDonnell of Orland Park, IL; brothers and sisters-in-law Elmer (Lola) Hansen of Wathena, KS, Darwin (Marilyn) Hansen of Rosalie, NE., and Dale (Carolyn) Hansen of Dakota Dunes, SD.

MEMORIAL GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Saturday, November 7, 2015, 2 pm, at the Craig Cemetery, Craig, Nebraska.


BURIAL: Craig Cemetery

MEMORIALS: To the family for designation at a later time.

Letha Eriksen

Letha Eriksen

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