H. Dean Erickson, 85, a former Jennings County resident
H. Dean Erickson, 85, of Peoria, Illinois, formerly of Butlerville, died at 10:23 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Hawthorne Manor of Peoria.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Clary Funeral Home in Peoria with Jeff Leeman officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Entombment with military honors will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Peoria.
Mr. Erickson was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked for 10 years as a plumber at Muscatatuck State Developmental Center and also worked for 18 years at Western Union Telegraph. Mr. Erickson was a member at VFW Post 2021 in North Vernon where he volunteered on many burial details.
Born February 14, 1933, in Commiskey, Mr. Erickson was the son of Erick B. and Hattie Higdon Erickson. He married Mamie Shane April 5, 1969, in North Vernon and she survives.
Other survivors include a son, Andy (Christa) Erickson of Peoria, Illinois; grandsons, Ethan and Chance Erickson, both of Peoria, Illinois; twin brother, Gene (Ann) Erickson of Wilmore, Kentucky; and sister, Martha Hughes of Edina, Minnesota.
Memorials to the American Cancer Society.