Richard “Dick” Erickson, 81, of Springfield died at 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born January 11, 1930 in Fairbury, NE to Max and Dorothy Scheetz Erickson.
He is survived by his companion of 33 years, Eileen Lueck; one sister, Maxine Moon of Claremore, OK, one aunt, several step grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Glenn Erickson.
Richard was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in Korea. He was a lifetime member and volunteer at the DAV and was a member of American Legion 2012 in La Feria, TX. He enjoyed fishing. He was an iron worker and worked for Local 90.
Visitation: 4-6 p.m., Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: Monday, November 21, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Wayne Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Toys for Tots.