Helen Erickson

Obituary of Helen M. Erickson


Helen M Erickson passed away peacefully on 8/28/2023 at the age of 105. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold and survived by sons Robert (Jewel), William (Cheryl Ringel), and Edward (Janet). Also survived by grandchildren Craig, Kevin, Jenny, Christy, and Becky as well as eight great grandchildren. Helen was born in Oakland, NE. She lived on a farm and attended country school before moving to town for high school. She met Harold in high school where he played football and she led cheers. They moved separately to Chicago where they married before moving to the suburbs - Winthrop Harbor - to raise their family. She enjoyed music - dancing as a young woman, playing piano, and singing in the church choir. She and Harold traveled a great deal early in retirement. Scandinavia, Europe, Australia and Mexico among their destinations. They spent winters in Florida enjoying the warmth, the ocean, and friends. All who encountered Helen on her long journey through life found her to be a sweet, kind and caring woman. Her love and concern for family is best understood through her question about family during every call or visit and the response, “as long as everyone’s OK - that’s the main thing

A Memorial Tree was planted for Helen
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