John Irvin Erickson
1937 — 2020
John Irvin Erickson, formerly of rural Elwood, NE, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2020 in Frisco, TX. John was born on April 7, 1937 in Kenosha, WI. After high school, John completed two years of college at the University of Wisconsin and joined the U.S. Navy reserve. In 1960, John began working for the City of Kenosha as a rodman and in 1965 was appointed city planner. On June 29, 1968, John married Elizabeth (Betty) Berke of rural Elwood and moved to Nebraska to work on the Berke farm. John and Betty had two children, Heath Theodore and Kirsten Elizabeth. In 1978, John opened Erickson Sales & Service, a lawn mower sales and repair shop. He later worked as a purchasing agent at...