Raymond K. "Pete" Ericson, age 87, of Elsmore, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Guest Home Estates in Erie, Kansas.
Pete was the third of three children born to Earl and Agnes (Applequist) Ericson. He was born on December 15, 1929 in Elsmore, Kansas. He attended school in Elsmore, graduating from Elsmore High School with the class of 1947. Pete was a lifelong resident of the Elsmore area and a lifelong farmer. He also milked cows for over thirty years. Pete married Shirley Marie Nickell on April 23, 1954 and their union was blessed with four children. Shirley preceded him in death on April 27, 1982. Pete later married Helen (Heilman) Haddan on June 11, 1983 at the Friends Home Lutheran Church, Savonburg. Pete took up golf at the age of sixty and he loved his time on the golf course. He was a member of the Virginia Masonic Lodge, Savonburg, the Elsmore Ruritan, and a lifelong member of the Friends Home Lutheran Church. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Shirley; and a brother Donald Ericson.
He is survived by his wife Helen of the home; daughter Jill Rhodes and husband, Bill of Moran, Kansas; three sons Kendall Ericson and wife, Robyn of Clovis, New Mexico, David Ericson and wife, Carol of Richmond, Kansas, and Eric Ericson and wife, Amber of Bronson, Kansas; stepdaughter Marilyn Hazen and husband, Ron of Erie, Kansas; stepson Richard Haddan and wife, Susan of Stark, Kansas; 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren; and sister Dorothy Baker of Moran, Kansas.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Friends Home Lutheran Church in Savonburg, Kansas. The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Friday, December 15, 2017, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, 344 N. Cedar, Moran, Kansas. Memorials are suggested to Friends Home Lutheran Church and may be left with the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.