Wayne H. Erickson, 87, a resident of Davenport, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services to celebrate his life will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice.
Wayne was born on March 13, 1931 in Watertown, South Dakota, a son of Lewis Charles Erickson and Thelma (Moss) Erickson Lewis. He was united in marriage to Evelyn June Gott on September 5, 1953 in Davenport. She preceded him in death on September 8, 2001 after 48 years of marriage.
Wayne worked for Yellow Freight for many years, retiring in the early 1990s. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 371.
Wayne enjoyed working on motors and motor vehicles, always willing to take a look at a family member or friend’s car. He also enjoyed being outdoors.
Survivors include his children: Candice (Kent) Kloppenburg, Judy Tovrea, Wayne Erickson, David Erickson, all of Davenport; ten grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren, and friend more like a son, Mike Beverlyn, Davenport.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jamie “J-Bird” Erickson, his parents, his step-father, Curly Lewis, and three sisters and two brothers.