Shirley Erickson, 83, of Oakland NE

Shirley Ann Erickson was born April 3, 1933 to David and Martha (Swenson) Landholm on the family farm southwest of Oakland, Nebraska. She was the youngest of eleven children. She passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Oakland Heights Nursing Home in Oakland, at the age of 83.

Shirley graduated from Oakland High School in 1950 and married Leonard Earl Erickson May 26, 1951. Born to this union were three children; Cynthia Colleen, Barry Allen and Kathleen Kay.

Gardening, raising African Violets, making jewelry and working jigsaw puzzles were activities she enjoyed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; mother and father-in-law; eight brothers; one sister; one granddaughter.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 65 years, Leonard; three children, Cynthia (Richard) Schinstock of Fremont, NE, Barry Erickson and special friend Adelia of Longmont, CO, Kathy Carson of Fremont; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren, one sister.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Sun., April 17th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland. The family will be receiving friends during this time

A Private Family Memorial service will be held.

Burial is in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the Oakland VFW Auxiliary.

Shirley Erickson

Shirley Erickson


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