Paul Allen Erickson

June 25, 1952July 26, 2012

Paul Allen Erickson, 60, of Davenport, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 after a courageous battle with an extended illness surrounded by his family.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM, Monday, July 30, 2012 at The Runge Mortuary. Private family memorial service will be held. Per his wishes cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the Scott County Humane Society. Online tributes and condolences may be expressed at

Paul was born on June 25, 1952 in Davenport, the son of Paul and Lilly (Peterson) Erickson.

Paul worked at Ziebart in Davenport for many years. His passions included gardening, flowers, fishing, hunting, cooking, and watching NASCAR every Sunday. He loved his animals, especially his late dog, Butch.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his, son Chris (Katie Cervantes) Erickson, Davenport and his daughter Andrea (Brett Sterner) Erickson-Seligman, Moscow, IA.; sisters Sandy (Don) Hudson, Davenport and Linda (John) Kiddoo, Moline; grandchildren Emily, Trace, and Ty Seligman, their father Scott, and Maker Cervantes; nieces and nephews, Andy (Stacey), Heidi (Mike), and Angie; aunts, and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents and niece, Lilly.


  • Private Family Service Monday, July 30, 2012

Paul Allen Erickson

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August 17, 2012

Dear Cousin Pauly's Family,
Carol and I just viewed the lovely photo tribute to Pauly. We hold many memories of Pauly close to our hearts. We were so excited for your summer family visits to Whitehall and Pigeon Falls.
All the kids slept on the livingroon floor. Didn't get much sleep! Pauly teased us all equally.
A toast to you Pauly. Missed but never forgotten. Love, Kathy and Carol Whitehall, Wisc.

Cousin Emie Rae

August 5, 2012

God Bless You! My favorite childhood memories have always been about "all my cousins" I took particular pride in having more than anyone else I knew! When I think of you, I immediately recall the picture taken of me grabbing & kissing you when I was, perhaps, 3. Kisses to you, once again, on this new journey. I look to heaven & talk to God often, so you'll be hearing from me...

Mark Boeckner

August 4, 2012

Andrea,and Christopher
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Your Father was a good Man.....
And will always be in memory......
Never forgotten

Mark Boeckner


July 31, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad Chris. My prayers go out to you and your family. I will never forget how much he loved Butch.

Jamie Peterson

July 31, 2012

Hello Erickson family. I send wishes for peace and healing and may all of your memories sustain you in the days to come. I am sorry I was unable to attend visitation today, but know that myself and all of the Gordon Peterson family were with you in spirit today, thinking of you and Paul and the good memories back growing up when your family would come back home to visit in Wisconsin. Prayers go out to you all. With our sympathy, The Gordon Peterson Family

Andrea Seligman

July 31, 2012

Ahhhh....Dad, what can I say. You always accepted me for who I was, and never tried to sway my decisions. That alone meant the world to me. Im just sorry that we didnt spend more time together, and my children will have grow up without their "paca". You meant more to me than anybody will ever know. I love you to the moon and back! Always in my heart, now and forever, Annie

Gay Jasper

July 30, 2012

As I look at our children, I see you in Chris, and Andrea has your smile. I still have wonderful memories and will hold them close to my heart always. You'll always be a part of my life, Paul, because you will continue to live on through our children. May you rest in peace now. It's not goodbye, it's see you later! I love you. Gay

July 30, 2012

I am very sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was my husband's room-mate
at Manor Care, Utica Ridge Road. We enjoyed Paul as a very friendly and
courtious person. My sincere sympathy, Velma Mulder

July 30, 2012

Well dad its been 3 days since you left us and im not sure if im upset or just pissed off that you got taken from me so soon, but i do know that you are in a better place and most important your reunited with butch! I love you, miss you and hope to be with you again someday!!! CHRIS

July 29, 2012

so sorry to read about paul. he was always such a nice kid when I knew him. the pictures of his life and family made me miss the old neighborhood and all my friends. I hope we can get in touch sometime. I still live in the same house in silvis, IL. and still married to bob. take care, love betty nicewanner, hauman.