Theodore Erickson Obituary

Theodore F. Erickson
Bud Erickson
Theodore F. Erickson

December 13, 1927 - January 10, 2010
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Theodore F. "Bud" Erickson, 82, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. He was surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, January 15, at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel in Des Moines, with burial following at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Bud was born on December 13, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa to Ernest Richard and Gladys Ole (Woolery) Erickson. He enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and was a proud crew member on the U.S.S. Henrico and U.S.S. Frontier. Bud met the love of his life, Mary B. Wright in 1947. They were married on June 4, 1949 and enjoyed 60 years of marriage.

Bud worked for the C.E. Erickson Company in Des Moines for 23 years as a designer. Then he worked at Western International in Des Moines which was purchased by Noma and was transferred to Jackson, Tennessee where he finished his career.

Bud will be fondly remembered for his sweet and loving nature. He had an incredible ability to build everything from Go-Karts to furniture. In his retirement, he loved building things for his family.

He will be sorely missed by his loving wife, Mary Erickson of Urbandale; daughter, Diane Greene of New Port Richey, FL; sons, Ted Erickson of Stockton, CA and Fred (Diane) Erickson of Granger, IA; daughter-in-law, Lori Erickson of Urbandale; 14 grandchildren and many, many great-grandchildren. Bud was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Erickson; and his sister, Norma Stokka.

A visitation will be held after 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, at the funeral home, where the family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Meredith Drive Reformed Church in Des Moines.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, January 14, 2010
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Westover Funeral Home
Friday, January 15, 2010
1:00 PM
Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Friday, January 15, 2010


Meredith Drive Reformed Church
5128 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA