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Marlene K. Erickson

April 10, 1943 — June 10, 2024

Sioux City, Iowa

Marlene K. Erickson

Marlene Kay Erickson, age 81 of Sioux City, IA died on Monday, June 10, 2024, at her residence. She was a proud mother of 4, grandmother of 15, and great-grandmother of 31.

Funeral services will be held at 10am on Monday, June 17, 2024, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel, 1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa with burial following in Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 16 from 3-5 pm at the funeral home.  The family requests those in attendance at either the visitation or the service dress casually or in Iowa Hawkeye’s attire.

Marlene was born in Sioux City, Iowa on April 10, 1943, daughter of Leonard and Agnes (Van Winkel) Gstohl. She attended East High School and Western Iowa Tech Community College. 

She was united in marriage to Elgene Erickson on July 20, 1960, in LuVerne, Minnesota. The couple made Sioux City their home. Marlene worked various jobs, retiring from Missouri Valley Steel in 1998.

She enjoyed playing golf, fishing, square dancing, bowling, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and most of all: spending time with her beloved family. 

Marlene is survived by her four children, Debbie (Randy) Miller of McCook Lake, SD, Doug (Melanie) Erickson of Spink, SD, Beth (Tim) Woldt of Knoxville, TN, and Dave (Dawn) Erickson of North Sioux City, SD; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a sister, Kate Lefler of Stuart, FL; two sisters-in-law, Glennyce Vigil of Phoenix, AZ and Arlys (Dave) Eaton of Scottsdale, AZ; and a brother in law, Harry Heggie of San Diego, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Elgene Erickson; her parents; sister, Penny Heggie; and two brothers-in-law, David Lefler and Dean Erickson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Marlene’s honor be directed to St. Croix Hospice of Sioux City.

 

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Upcoming Services

Visitation

Sunday, June 16, 2024

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 17, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106

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