Juniata resident Ronald D. Erickson passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, 5-7 p.m. at the Erickson home in Juniata. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.
Ron was born June 17, 1960, in Hastings, NE, to Dennis & Phyllis (Egelston) Erickson. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1978. Ron served in the U.S. Navy from 1980 to 1981. Ron married Gwen Beck in Hastings, NE on August 31, 1985. Ron & Gwen were blessed with two children, Kayla & Nolan.
Ron worked several jobs throughout his life including the Hastings Regional Center, Hastings Fire Department, Administrator at the Grand Island Veterans Home and Blue Hill Care Home. Most recently he worked at Hastings Public Schools as the Transportation Coordinator. Ron spent his time “puttering on the house,” enjoying motorcycle rides, boating, and working on building his airplane. He loved his family and treasured the memories that were made on family vacations. He was proud of his kids and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; father-in-law Bill Irvine; uncles Donald Johnson and Bill Watson; nephews Jeremy Nielsen and Jesse Hughes.
Gwen Erickson - Juniata, NE
Children & Spouse:
Kayla (Erickson) & Adam Perry - Juniata, NE
Nolan Erickson - Juniata, NE
Jacob, Elise & Norah Perry - Juniata, NE
Sisters & Spouses:
Carol & Steve Anderson - Lincoln, NE
Connie & Mark Murray - Hastings, NE
Brother & Spouse:
Randy & Tawni Erickson - Gretna, NE
Sisters-in-law & Spouses:
Anita & Jim Matejka - Oakland, IA
Barb & Terry Nielsen - St. Libory, NE
Cece & Darrel Gangwish - Juniata, NE
Donna & Randy Hartzell - Juniata, NE
Ida & Kevin Klein - St. Libory, NE
Brothers-in-law & Spouses:
Francis & Connie Jo Beck - St. Paul, NE
Howard & Penny Beck - St. Paul, NE
Rose Irvine - St. Paul, NE
Great-Aunts & Spouse:
Martha Ann Watson - Bellevue, NE
Twila & David Okerlund - Clear Lake, IA
Numerous Nieces & Nephews