Dennis V Erickson

October 17, 1936 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 84)


Hastings resident Dennis V. Erickson, 84, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020, at the Harvard Rest Haven, Harvard, NE. 

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Chapel in Hastings with Tom Murray & Larry Harvey officiating. Graveside Service will be at 2:30pm at Fridhem Lutheran Cemetery, Hordville, NE. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Memorials may be given to the family to be designated at a later date. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home’s Facebook page. The direct link for that page is

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Dennis was born in Hordville on October 17, 1936 to Virgil Erickson and Merle (Larson) Erickson. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1955 and continued his education at Hastings College.

He was married to Phyllis J. Egelston on August 30, 1959 and to this union they had four children. Dennis worked as a self employed painter and carpenter in Hastings for many years.

His hobbies included taking pictures every chance he had and attending the auction nights at Lightners Realty every Thursday night. He also enjoyed time with the grandchildren and taking the family to Branson, MO & Estes Park, CO for family vacations. Dennis was very involved with the First Baptist Church; he was a Deacon, member of the choir and a van driver.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister; Kathryn Erickson and uncle; Donald Johnson.


Children & Spouses:                          Ronald & Gwen Erickson – Juniata, NE

                                                            Carol & Steve Anderson – Lincoln, NE

                                                            Connie & Mark Murray – Hastings, NE

                                                            Randy & Tawni Erickson – LaVista, NE

Grand Children & Spouses:               Kayla & Adam Perry – Hastings,NE

                                                            McKenzie Anderson – Lincoln, NE

                                                            Kyle Anderson – Lincoln, NE

                                                            Nolan Erickson – Juniata, NE

                                                            Hallie Murray – Hastings, NE

                                                            Hannah Erickson – LaVista, NE

                                                            Lindsey Erickson – LaVista, NE

Great-Grand Children:                       Jacob, Elise & Norah Perry – Hastings, NE

Sister:                                                 Twila & David Okerlund – Clear Lake, IA

Niece:                                                 Jennifer & Derrick Hanson – Minneapolis, MN

Nephew:                                              Michael & Misti Okerlund – Minneapolis, MN

Sister-in-law:                                      Martha Anne Watson – Bellevue, NE

Niece:                                                 Lisa & Byron Olsen – Bellevue, NE

Nephew:                                              Brian & Gwen Watson – Helotes, TX





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December 22, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Livingston Butler Volland Chapel (Hastings)

Funeral Service
December 22, 2020

10:00 AM
Livingston Butler Volland Chapel (Hastings)

Graveside Service
December 22, 2020

2:30 PM
Fridhem Lutheran Cemetery
315 Park Ln
Hordville, NE 68846

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