November 15, 1952 - December 27, 2019
David Lee Erickson, age 67, of Huntington, was taken home by God on Friday, December 27, 2019 via congestive heart failure. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Lancaster Cemetery in Huntington County. A remembrance dinner will immediately follow at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at American Legion Post #85 in Huntington – all are welcome. David was born on November 15, 1952 in Huntington, the son of Robert W. Erickson and Shirley Jean (Beady) Sills. He worked as a truck driver for 20 years and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post #7 in Huntington. He enjoyed auto racing, motorcycles, and coffee with friends and family. He was quick with good humor to make anyone smile, never afraid to laugh out loud, and he never met a stranger. He entertained many while participating in demo derbies at fairgrounds, drag races on his Harley “the Salamonie Rat,” and sprint car races at the dirt track. Many of his friends knew him as “Lief.” Often out and about, you would rarely catch him home, but if you did, he would offer you a cup of coffee or a snack. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Jean Sills of Huntington, his father and stepmother, Robert and Eleanor Erickson of South Whitley, a son, Cory A. (Jennifer) Erickson of Huntington, and a daughter, Deanna L. Erickson of Indianapolis. Also surviving are brothers Mark (Tiffany) Erickson of Warren and Bobby Erickson of Fort Wayne, sisters Amber (James) Butts of Markle, Cynthia (Dallas) Teusch of Huntington, Sandra Erickson of Huntington, Brenda Erickson of Columbia City, and Corinna (Rob) Weichman of Arizona, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and many other loved ones. He joins his grandparents and granddaughter Riley in Heaven.
David Lee Erickson, age 67, of Huntington, was taken home by God on Friday, December 27, 2019 via congestive heart failure. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Lancaster Cemetery in Huntington County. A remembrance... View Obituary & Service Information
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