Donald H. Erickson, 87 years of age, of Jackson, Tennesee

Courtesy/Nelson Bauer Funeral Home

Memorial Graveside Services for Donald H. Erickson will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Prairie Home Cemetery in Holdrege, Nebraska with Reverend Jeff Adams officiating. Masonic Rites will be provided by the Jachin Lodge #146 A.F. & A. M. of Holdrege.

Donald H. Erickson, 87 years of age, of Jackson, Tennesee, passed away on August 27, 2013, at Jackson General Hospital in Jackson. Donald was born on September 4, 1925 in Holdrege to Oscar H. and Charlotte Margaret (Glaze) Erickson. He received his education from Holdrege Public Schools, graduating with the Holdrege High School class of 1944. During his high school years, Don was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corp. Following his education, Donald enlisted into the United States Army, where he served his country in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. Following his honorable discharge, he attended Kansas University, where he graduated with an Electrical Engineering Degree. He worked as an engineer in different capacities for several years.

On December 19, 1953, Donald was united in marriage to Julia Bolz of Topeka, Kansas and to this union three children were born: Kelvin, Cynthia, and Scott. The family made their home in Nashville, Tennessee, where Donald worked as a merchant and opened Eric's Schwinn Cyclery. After his retirement, Don and Julia returned to Jackson, Tennessee.

He was a loyal member of the Masons for over 67 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 59 years, Julia; two sons: Kelvin Erickson and his wife, Fran and Scott Erickson, all of Rollo, Missouri; one daughter, Cynthia Hasenfus and her husband, Bob of Poulsbo, Washington; two grandchildren: Esther Erickson of Switzerland and David Erickson and his wife, Amanda of Texas; two nephews: John Person of Mesa, Arizona and Kent Person of Holdrege; along with other relatives and a host of friends.

There will be no visitation as the family is honoring Donald's wish for cremation.

A memorial has been established in Donald's honor and kindly suggested to the Salvation Army or the Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children in Fremont, Nebraska.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.

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