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Delores Gerene "Dee" Erickson (1923-2008)


Posted By: Ames Tribune
Date: 4/22/2008 at 20:44:02

THE AMES TRIBUNE, Ames, Story County, Iowa, Tuesday, April 22, 2008.

Delores "Dee" Erickson, 85, of Waterloo and formerly of Ames, died Monday, April 21, in Waterloo. Arrangements are pending with Adams Funeral Home.

THE AMES TRIBUNE, Ames, Story County, Iowa, Thursday, April 24, 2008.

Feb. 28, 1923-April 21, 2008

Delores Gerene Erickson, 85, formerly of Ames, died Monday, April 21, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, after a brief illness. Delores lived at Mallard Point in Cedar Falls for the past two years. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Bethesda Lutheran Church.

Delores was born Feb. 28, 1923, in rural Jewell, to Lewis and Olga (Blomdal) Alsager. She was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in rural Jewell and confirmed her faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City. She attended the rural Rosendale County School and graduated from Story City High School in 1941. She worked at the Ankeny Ordinance Plant in the Portland, Ore., shipyards during World War II. During her long residence in Ames, she worked at Bourns and retired after 26 years.

She married her first husband, Edward Reinberger Jr., in 1941. She and her second husband, Marvin Erickson, were married in 1981 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

She was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames, where she enjoyed doing volunteer work and participated in many church groups. She also was a member of Ames Woman's Club, Sons of Norway in Story City and the American Legion Auxiliary of McCallsburg.

She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed bowling, traveling and spending time with her family. She was greatly loved as a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She brought love and joy into the lives of all who were fortunate to know her.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary K. Terry, of Waterloo, and Peggy A. Messick, of Eureka Springs, Ark.; seven grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Myers, of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Shirley Teggatz, of Homestead; one brother-in-law, Don Teggatz; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lloyd Alsager and Jennings Alsager; two sisters, Edith Davi and Carol Boren; and her husbands, Edward Reinberger and Marvin Erickson.

Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


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