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Lois Erickson

OHIO, Ill. — Lois Erickson, 87, of Ohio, Ill., passed away Monday, May 13, 2013, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.

She was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Ohio, Ill., to Seth and Mary (Schultz) Anderson. She graduated from Ohio High School in 1945. She was a farm wife and mother. She golfed and belonged to Green River Country Club in Walnut. Lois married James Robert Erickson on Nov. 30, 1947, in Dixon. He died on May 8, 2004. She was a member of Ohio Lutheran Church.

Lois is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Don) Watson of Walnut and Sally (Dave) Taylor of Princeton. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Denise (John) Pikula, Susan (Kevin) Goyke, Deanna (Pete) Prescott, Angie Taylor, Cherie Taylor, Staff Sgt. Brad Taylor, Eric (Leah) Taylor, Phillip Erickson, Courtney Erickson and Tammie (Tim) Sayler; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Richard James Erickson in 1984; one sister; and one brother.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, with the Rev. Katie Voigt officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the donor's choice.

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