Sharon Erickson Obituary

Sharon Kay Erickson
Sharon Kay Erickson
Sharon Kay Erickson

November 8, 1941 - October 23, 2014
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Ankeny, IA
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Sharon Kay Erickson, 72, passed from this life on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the Mainstream Living Group Home in Ankeny, IA. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines. A funeral service celebrating Sharon Kay's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 27, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Sharon Kay was born on November 8, 1941 in Des Moines, IA, the daughter of Thomas A. and Bernice M. (DeGrote) Erickson. At a young age, she had some health issues which changed her life forever. However, with the love of family and friends, she had been blessed with a wonderfully enriched life. Sharon Kay has enjoyed a family of friends at Mainstream Living in Des Moines. This has allowed her to go to work at Link, church, go to many activities in Des Moines and go on "field trips" to visit her sister, brother and Mainstream living family homes. Whenever she received a visitor, she was so excited to show off her room, her stuffed animals, and anything new in her living environment. Sharon Kay always had a smile that let you know she was happy.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her sister, Karen Drake and her husband, Larry of Cincinnati, OH; brother, Tommy Erickson Jr. and his wife, Denni Sue of Clear Lake, IA; nieces and nephews, Kevin Drake, Lisa Tenbarg and her husband, Kris, and Laura Drake; great-nieces; great-nephew; aunt, Sharon Kirkpatrick of Des Moines; and her special family surrounding her through Mainstream Living. Sharon Kay was preceded into eternal life by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sharon Kay's memory to Mainstream Living, Inc. in Des Moines.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, October 26, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Westover Funeral Home
Monday, October 27, 2014
2:00 PM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Monday, October 27, 2014


Mainstream Living, Inc.
333 S.W. 9th Street, Suite C
Des Moines, IA 50309