Erickson, John

John Henry Erickson

July 12, 1948 - December 17, 2020

John Henry Erickson of Plano, Texas passed away on December 17, 2020 at the age of 72. He was born on July 12, 1948 to Arthur and Marvel (Murray) Erickson in Hibbing, Minnesota.  John earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Minnesota.  He married Marsha Erickson on August 8, 1970 in Hallock, Minnesota.  John served as Vice President of Research and Development of Advanced Neuromodulation Systems in Plano, Texas.  He was a die-hard Dallas Stars fan and a member of Chapter 124 Watch and Clock Club. John was also a member of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Anne Erickson of Plano, Texas; daughter, Kristine Louise Baker and husband, Brian Ellis of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren, Parker Cullen Erickson, Benjamin Ellis Baker, and Jonathan Henry Baker; brother, Gordon Erickson of North Richland Hills, Texas and Robert Erickson and wife, Sandra of Woodbury, Minnesota; nieces and nephews, Mark Erickson, Deborah Anderson, Timothy Erickson, Leslie Morris and Susan Erickson; and numerous other loving family and friends.

John was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sister-in-law, Ardella Erickson.

A "come and go" visitation will be held from 6:00 pm-8:00 p.m on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.  Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home at one time to maintain social distancing.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 11, 2021 at Prestonwood Baptist Church, 6801 W. Park Blvd. Plano, Texas 75093.

In lieu of flowers: the family is asking for donations to John’s local clock and watch club. John was an avid member in which he has served as president, Vice President, other executive positions and taught classes for many years. The chapter has set up a scholarship fund in his name and another past president’s name the Fred Tischler/John Erickson scholarship fund. All donations can go directly to: Lone Star Chapter 124 c/o John Acker 4047 Allencrest Ln Dallas, Texas 75244.  

 

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Sorry for your loss. John was a good friend when we were kids. George e Lahti , January 5, 2021 You will be missed by all of us in the NAWCC Community. Pete and Polly Cronos, January 3, 2021 To the girls and family, we are so sad to hear about John. He was a gentle soul, the smartest and quietest guy in the room. But boy, did he love you two. Never missed a performance, brought you faithfully to rehearsals, mostly with your mom as well. Ever faithful, steadfast. He let Marsha create the jokes and ruckus and we loved him for all of it. Those two were the best. We know your parents gave you much love and instilled the knowledge of Jesus’ love in you. Gifts of love are the best. Always with you, never forgotten. Steadfast and true, like John. May his light shine in eternity, through you and the many people he touched in this life. You are in our prayers. Bill and Barbara Bill and Barbara Shields, December 22, 2020 Liz and Kristine... I am your Aunt Sandy’s sister in MN. I just want to let you know I’m thinking of you two and your kids with love in my heart. Your Dad was a good guy and I can’t imagine how much you will miss him. Take care, and I hope you will find peace and comfort in the memories you hold close in your hearts. Sending a big ol’ hug.
Kay Antonsen Ploen, December 21, 2020 My deepest condolences to the family. I enjoyed working with John. Pamela Hanning, December 19, 2020