Marian C. Erickson

Nov 25, 2017
Erickson, Marian


10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel


An hour prior to the services at the funeral home


Garden of Memories Cemetery


May be directed to the family


Marian C. Erickson, age 99, of Waterloo, died Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Cedar Falls Health Care Center. 

She was born January 9, 1918 in Buffalo Township, Buchanan County, IA, the daughter of Harrison and Mary (Crawford) Love. Marian graduated from Lamont (IA) High School with the class of 1934. 

She was united in marriage with Ellsworth L. Erickson on December 12, 1942, in Joplin, MO.  He preceded her in death on July 28, 1977. 

Marian was a bookkeeper for many years and had worked for Potter Ice Cream Co., Tenenbaum’s Jewelry, Zales Jewelers, and S & S Meats. She was a former member of Grace United Methodist Church and First Wesleyan Church in Waterloo.  

Survivors include a son, Virgil (Jeanne) Erickson of Waterloo; a daughter, Mariellyn (David) Bowser of Waterloo; 4 grandchildren, Christopher (Jaimie) Bowser of Ottumwa, IA, Elisabeth Erickson of St. Louis, MO, Daniel (Anna) Bowser of Reinbeck, IA and Kristin (Mark) Roberts of Cedar Rapids, IA; nine great-grandchildren, Annaliese and Emerson Bowser, Caleb, Abby, Gracie and Maisie Bowser and Ryan Simmons, Miles and Harrison Roberts; a brother, Harvey Love of Independence, IA and two sisters-in-law, Lorna (Richard) Conners of Oshkosh, WI and Ruth Davis of Madison, WI, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her stepmother, Laura Mae Fox Love, and a sister, Lois Whitcher Jahnke.

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  1. Dr. Nick De Bonis | Nov 27, 2017
    I haven't seen Mrs. E since I graduated from high school 50 years ago. But she was a person I never forgot. Her son, Virgil, was a friend, and she was always gracious and seemed unflappable, independent and competent in the June Cleaver era. I'll never forget the birthday party for Virgil probably when we were in junior high when she bravely took a number of us to see a sci-fi movie. Scared the heck out of me for years. What a life to celebrate and commemorate. Our family's thoughts and prayers to Mariellyn and Virgil.

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