David Erickson, 68, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 10, 2017) surrounded by family at his home in Bloomington.
His celebration of life will be at noon Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington, with Pastor Chuck Bahn officiating. Visitation will be 10 am. to noon Wednesday at the church. Inurnment will be at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements.
David was born July 28, 1949, in Bloomington, a son of Wesley and Caroline Bendschneider Erickson. He married Vicki Lynn Erickson on Oct. 11, 1969, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington. She passed away on Nov. 7, 2012.
Surviving are two daughters, Lori Erickson, Portland, Ore., and Jill (James) Noland, Normal; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Hailey and Karley Noland. David is also survived by a sister, Sandra Hinthorn, Bloomington; sister-in-law, Linda Stroh, Secor; and brother-in-law, Michael (Molly) Wieting, Bloomington; five nieces, Brooke Jones, Amy Momola, Kathryn Rexroad, Madalon Wieting and Anna Wieting; and one nephew, Chris Hinthorn.
On June 21, 2014, David married Denise McClure Kinzer. Denise has a son, Adam (Beth Wilson) Kinzer, Normal, and daughter, Amy (Jay) Steidinger, Forrest, and four grandchildren, Caleb, Lindsey, Seth and Ryan Steidinger. He embraced Denise’s family as if they were his own. He is also survived by two brothers-in-law, Marlon and Jim McClure, Normal, and a sister-in law, Michele (Royce) Cage, Kokomo, Ind.
David enjoyed very much all of the friendships he’d made through the Normal Community Class of 1967, his years working at The Eureka Co. and at Mitsubishi Motors North America. His friends say that as a tooling engineer, he could make or repair about anything, wood or metal. He worked on the railroad early in his career and continued a lifelong love of trains.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington, and the Redbird Club at Illinois State University, Normal.
Memorials in David’s honor may be directed to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Siteman Cancer Center, Trinity Lutheran Church or Illinois State University Athletics.
Condolences and memories of David may be sent to the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.