OBITUARY

John Ericson

July 10, 1936October 29, 2012

John passed away peacefully at age 76 in Phoenix, Arizona on October 29th, 2012. He was born July 10, 1936, to wonderful parents, Reinhold and Margaret (McPhee) Ericson in Minneapolis, MN. John graduated from Wayzata High School (Minnesota) in 1954 where he was voted class clown his senior year. He played many sports and loved watching them throughout his life. Before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Arizona State University in 1959, he attended the University of Colorado for one year where he roomed with Robert Redford (not famous yet). Later, at the University of MN, John pledged the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity and met the love of his life, Jan Kromer. They married in 1959 in Minneapolis. Three children soon followed with a relocation to Phoenix, AZ in 1970. John and Jan were members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and grew to love the Lord Jesus together. Although John owned restaurants for a time, most of his career life was spent as a recruiter for pharmaceutical companies. Being gifted with his hands, he was an accomplished wood carver & carpenter. He also loved gardening, fishing, cooking, music, and singing. John was easy-going, fun-loving, considerate, and very generous. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife. He is survived by his sister Babby (John Schwarz), son Greg, his daughters Tracy (Jeff Evilsizor), Lynn (Ben Bayko), and 4 granddaughters, Candace, Danielle, Margo Evilsizor, and Sadie Bayko. Services were arranged by Green Acres Mortuary, 401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257.

Services

  • Private Family Gathering Friday, November 2, 2012
REMEMBERING

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November 2, 2012

Lynn and family, Your dad always had a smile on his face. He is at peace with your mom now. Our love and prayers to you. Pilar and Todd

Brent & Teresa Byerly

November 1, 2012

Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family Tracy. It's great to reflect on God's love for him shown through you Jeff and the girls these last 7 years. While there are tears i'm sure there is also a smile in your heart trying to imagine his eternity with Jesus right now!

Barbara Volstad

November 1, 2012

Tracy and family! We are so sorry for your loss! We pray that the grace and peace of Jesus will be your strength and hope! I am thankful that I was able to see your Dad this summer. It was obvious that he was so happy living with your family surrounded by such love and care! May you enjoy laughter and tears together as you celebrate his life!
Barb, Mark, Leah and Lydia Volstad

Katie and Sean Kelly

November 1, 2012

Celebrating with you the wonderful life of your Dad! He is now in glory with our precious Savior! May God give you His loving comfort as you mourn your loss.

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