Lillian H. Erickson, 87, Decorah

Lillian H. Erickson, age 87 of Decorah, IA and formerly of Waterloo, IA, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at her home in Decorah.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waterloo with Rev. Jim Knudson officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah and on Thursday after 10:00 a.m., one hour before the service, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Lillian is survived by her three daughters: Gail (Jim) Howatt of Decorah, Karen (Leonard) Thielbar of Lonsdale, MN and Julie (Andy) Wyckoff of Decorah; seven grandchildren: Gene (Brenda) Thielbar, Andrea (Mark) Zellner, Richard (Amber) Thielbar, Matthew Thielbar, Theresa (Mark) Ulmer, Thomas Wyckoff and Kelsey Wyckoff; nine great-grandchildren: Alex Ulmer, Miles Ulmer, Eric, Henry and Grant Thielbar, Alyssa Zellner, Karisa Johnson, Troy and Tori Anderson; one great-great granddaughter, Morgan Blanch; and by one brother, Lester Henry of Lakeville, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard J. Erickson on July 7, 1987; five sisters; Myrtle Sorenson, Hazel Tonsager, Verna Blesener, Mabel Lovejoy Peters and Ida Madson; and by two brothers, Wallace Henry and Robert Henry.

Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family.

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Chris was born and raised in Webster City, IA. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.