Stanley Erickson, 84, of Marathon

Stanley Erickson, age 84, of Marathon, Iowa died Sunday, June 19, 2022 at his residence in Marathon.

Funeral services will take place Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Marathon, Iowa.

Burial will be in the Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City.

The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of arrangements.

Stanley Dean Erickson was born on September 2, 1937 to Thomas “Russell” and Alma (Lind) Erickson in Spencer, Iowa. He graduated from Marathon School in 1955. Stanley was baptized, confirmed, and remained a dedicated member of the United Methodist Church in Marathon. He was a Marathon resident his whole life, passing away in the home that he grew up in.

Stanley married his high school sweetheart, Donna Mae Georg on September 20, 1957 in Strawberry Point, Iowa. The couple was blessed with three children: Carolyn, Linda, and Larry.

Stanley loved farming. He was known for being a perfectionist as his rows of crop were always perfectly straight. If something broke down, you could count on Stanley to fix it and he could build whatever was needed. When he wasn’t working on the farm, Stanley enjoyed traveling and taking his family camping. These adventurous camping trips were never in the same place twice. In the last twenty years, Stanley enjoyed escaping to Texas during the Iowa winters. He was always caring, thoughtful and set a good example for his children. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Stanley is survived by the love of his life, Donna Erickson of Marathon, Iowa; children: Carolyn (Doug) Erickson of Larabee, Iowa; Linda (Herman) Tekuelve of Leavenworth, Kansas; Larry (Theresa) Erickson of Marathon, Iowa; sister: Marlene Barber of Helena, Montana; grandchildren: Mary (Ben) Peterson of Thornton, Colorado; Thomas (Rhianna) Erickson of Marathon, Iowa; Wyatt Erickson of Marathon, Iowa; Driton Shijaku of Leavenworth, Kansas; great-grandchild: Josalee Erickson of Marathon, Iowa; nieces and nephews: Dennis (Geri) Georg; Stan Rude; Thomas Rude; Bonnie (Ralph) Lofthouse; Dean Barber; Jolene Devine; cousin: Sally Davis; honorary daughter: Cathleen Benberg; extended family and numerous friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alma and Russell Erickson, and his brother-in-law, Roger Barber.

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