Lawrence Richard Erickson, 89, Edna, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Deseret Health and Rehab in Oswego.
He was born March 16, 1922, in Elsmore, to Arthur and Anna Ahnlund Erickson. He was a 1941 graduate of Savonburg High School.
On May 28, 1950, he and Gladine Larson were married in Savonburg. After marriage, he farmed and worked other jobs in Savonburg, Erie, Humboldt and Parsons. In September of 1987, he retired as Propane Plant Manager from Union LP Gas Systems, Inc., in Edna following 31 years of service. After retirement, he worked part-time at Kanoma Co-op in Coffeyville as a serviceman.
He was an active member of the Edna United Methodist Church where he served in capacities of trustee and Sunday school superintendent. Through the years, he also served as member on the Edna School Board, the Senior Housing Board and mayor of the City of Edna. He especially enjoyed helping people, farming, gardening, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Gladine Erickson, of the home; children – Pearl (daughter) and Ron Walters of Grove, Okla., Richard (son) and Helen Erickson of Edna and their daughter, Jenna Ashe Campbell and grandson, Ealijah Ashe of Herndon, Va.; Lewis (son) and Nancy Erickson of Wichita and their children, Rose Erickson and fianc√©, Kelly Payne, Wichita, Betsy (Nathan) Rogg, Mission, ad Robert Erickson, Wichita, David Erickson (son) of Rockwall, Texas.
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Edna United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Edna Elm Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Friends may call at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Altamont from 1-5 p.m. on Monday.
Memorials are suggested to the Edna United Methodist Church. These may be left at or mailed to Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Altamont, KS 67330.