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John Erickson
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“Will miss John very much. BILL Strathman ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear your loss. May you find peace in this difficult time. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: michael blair - des moines, IA

“I am just hearing of this loss and am sending my condolences. John used to do most of the picking up from sports/practices for his daughter, Jessica...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Robyn Edwards - Des Moines, IA

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“John was my unlikely Angel. He was there when I needed a friend the most. When I hear a bell ring I will think of him. He showed me it's a wonderful...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Ray Yowell - Des Moines, IA

“John was my unlikely Angel HE was there I needed a friend the most And when I hear a bell ring I will think of Him. Thanks John , It is a...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Ray Yowell - Des moines, IA

“I worked with John at RJC/Taylor Ball. It was always a pleasure. He was a true craftsman. Could make wood moldings look like they grew there. His wit...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Tommy Hagen - Winterset, IA

“John always found me after a meeting and would crack me up. Always. He'll certainly be missed. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bill - Urbandale, IA

“Glad I got to stop by last Tuesday morning and talk with John. My pleasure and then to read of his passing broke my heart. Prayers to you and your...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Melcher - West Des Moines, IA


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John passed away in August 2017.

John was a resident of Iowa at the time of passing.

Burial and Cremation Society of Iowa Burial and Cremation Society of Iowa Tama County - Traer & Dysart Burial and Cremation Society of Iowa Tama County - Traer & Dysart John Erickson Date: Wed, August 9, 2017 Start time: 10:30 am Holy Trinity Catholic Church 2926 Beaver Ave, Des Moines Arrangements By: Date: Tue, August 8, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 4400 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines John Raymond Erickson, 73, passed away at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, surrounded by his family on August 5, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church: 2926 Beaver Ave, Des Moines. Visitation will take place from 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Merle Hay Funeral Home: 4400 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines.

He will be remembered as an avid golfer, a lifelong carpenter, and friend of Bill W. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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