Keith L. Erickson, 90, of Wayne, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at Careage Campus of Care in Wayne.
Services will be held Monday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord. The Rev. Christine Hjelmstad will officiate. Visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne with family present. Burial with military rites will be in the Concord Cemetery at Concord.
Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church and the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Keith L. Erickson was born Aug. 8, 1928 to Raymond and Ethel (Anderson) Erickson in Sioux City, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at Concordia Lutheran Church in Concord. He attended country school and graduated from Concord High in 1946. He married Fern Piwenitzky on March 25, 1951 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. Keith was then drafted into the army in June, 1951 and served his country in the Korean War through 1953. After returning home he began farming and worked various jobs along the way. He was fortunate enough to have gone on the Korean War Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in 2013. He was a member of American Legion #54 in Laurel and a life member of VFW #5291 of Wayne. Keith was blessed with five children, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with family, polka music, dancing, wood working and playing cards. Keith was a faithful member of Concordia Lutheran Church and served on the church board. He also served on the Laurel-Concord school board.
Survivors include wife, Fern Erickson; children, Denise (Tom) Tiedgen of Lincoln, Vicki (Mark) Carlson of Omaha, Pastor Michael (Jerri) Erickson of Pampa, Texas, Scott (Brenda) Erickson of Seward; grandchildren, Erika (Brian) Wilson, Ryan (Jessie) Tiedgen, Ashley (Shea) McClanahan, Emily (Steve) Muhlbauer, Sydney Erickson, Garrett Erickson, Seth Erickson, and Matthew Erickson; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Ethel; twin brother, Kenneth in 1968 and infant daughter, Kay in 1960.