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Manise "Pete" R. Erickson

January 2, 1929 February 4, 2018
Manise "Pete" R. Erickson
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Obituary for Manise "Pete" R. Erickson

Manise Pete R. Erickson, 89, of Lake Mills, Iowa passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt, Iowa surrounded by family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Mittelstadt Funeral Home in Lake Mills with Pastor Melinda McCluskey officiating.

A gathering of friends and family will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be held at Salem Memorial Cemetery, rural Lake Mills. Military honors will be conducted by the Otto Chose Post #235.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, Lake Mills, Iowa.

Funeral arrangements are with Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street in Lake Mills, Iowa.

He was born on January 2, 1929 in Liberty, Wisconsin at the home of his parents, Alfred and Dora Erickson. He was united in marriage to Myrtle C. Ward on August 6, 1948. In their early married years they resided in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where their five children were born. The family later moved to Joice, Iowa before settling in rural Lake Mills.

Pete proudly served in the U.S. Marines, stationed in California during the Korean War era. He worked in tool and die for Deluxe Products in Lake Mills and Winnebago Industries in Forest City.

Pete was an avid golfer on local courses and at Mission, Texas where they built a retirement home. Spending time with family was a much enjoyed pastime, along with, socializing with friends during daily coffee hour. Also important to him was Salem Lutheran Church where he enjoyed worship Saturday evenings.

He is survived by his children, Rob Erickson (Robin Ness) Apache Junction, AZ, Echo (Richard) Ochoa, Mason City, IA, Dawn (Kevin) Dirksen, Mason City, IA, Terry Stillings (Russell Butler), Forest City, IA, Susan (Robin) Bennett, Mason City, IA; grandchildren, Brandon and Daniel Erickson, Joshua Hagen, Matthew and Stefan Dirksen, Christopher and Brandi Oberg and Alexander and Parris Bennett and 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Lorna Rider, Hartford, WI; sisters-in-law, Ellen Tyler and Betty Rutter along with many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his beloved cat, Mr. Paulee.

In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle in 2014; brother, Barton Erickson; sister, Alfreda Carol; sisters-in-law, Mary Strauman and Florence Erickson and brothers-in-law; Kenneth Strauman, Laverne Rider, Joe Tyler and Leland Rutter.


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Visitation

Saturday

10

Feb

10:00 AM 2/10/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
Mittelstadt Funeral Home

902 East Main Street
Lake MIlls, Iowa 50450

Mittelstadt Funeral Home
902 East Main Street Lake MIlls 50450 Iowa
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

10

Feb

11:00 AM 2/10/2018 11:00:00 AM
Mittelstadt Funeral Home

902 East Main Street
Lake MIlls, Iowa 50450

Mittelstadt Funeral Home
902 East Main Street Lake MIlls 50450 Iowa
United States
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