John Erickson Obituary

John Ivan Erickson
John Ivan Erickson

February 7, 1932 - February 28, 2018
Born in Marcola, Oregon
Resided in Springfield, Oregon
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John Erickson, known to friends as “Ivan”, passed away on February 28, 2018, at the age of 86. He was born February 7, 1932 to John and Lorraine (Boggs) Erickson in Marcola, Oregon.
John graduated from Mohawk High School in May of 1954. He then served in the United States Marine Corps from 1950 to 1954. During this time he served during the Korean War, and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant.
John married Maxine Mae Nordstrom and worked at Weyerhaeuser until retirement.
He was a loving and giving father; he loved working on cars and gained much enjoyment from his feline friends.
John is survived by his daughter Susan Mentze, her husband Duane, with five grandchildren - April, Amber, Stephen, Olivia, and Nathan, and 10 great grandchildren. Additionally, John has three step daughters Kathy Dowd, Debra Smith, and Cindy Gainey, along with their children and grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Mohawk Valley Assembly of God, 92027 Marcola Rd, Marcola OR 97478 Tuesday, March 6, 1:00 p.m.
Services are in care of Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield. Visit to sign the online guest book.

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Celebration of Life
Assembly of God
92027 Marcola Road
Marcola, OR USA 97478
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
1:00 PM