Hastings resident Dennis V. Erickson, 84, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020, at the
Harvard Rest Haven, Harvard, NE.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Livingston Butler
Volland Funeral Chapel in Hastings with Tom Murray & Larry Harvey officiating.
Graveside Service will be at 2:30pm at Fridhem Lutheran Cemetery, Hordville, NE.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Memorials may be given to the family to be
designated at a later date. The service will be live-streamed on Livingston Butler Volland
Funeral Home’s Facebook page. The direct link for that page
Since there are material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own pen for
signing the registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can do
that for you. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Dennis was born in Hordville on October 17, 1936, to Virgil Erickson and Merle (Larson)
Erickson. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1955 and continued his education
at Hastings College.
He was married to Phyllis J. Egelston on August 30, 1959, and to this union, they had four
children. Dennis worked as a self-employed painter and carpenter in Hastings for many
His hobbies included taking pictures every chance he had and attending the auction
nights at Lightner’s Realty every Thursday night. He also enjoyed time with the
grandchildren and taking the family to Branson, MO & Estes Park, CO for family
vacations. Dennis was very involved with the First Baptist Church; he was a Deacon,
member of the choir, and a van driver.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister; Kathryn Erickson, and brother-
in-law; Donald Johnson.
Children & Spouses: Ronald D. & Gwen Erickson – Juniata, NE
Carol & Steve Anderson – Lincoln, NE
Connie & Mark Murray – Hastings, NE
Randy & Tawni Erickson – LaVista, NE
Grand Children & Spouses: Kayla & Adam Perry – Hastings,NE
McKenzie Anderson – Lincoln, NE
Kyle Anderson – Lincoln, NE
Nolan Erickson – Juniata, NE
Hallie Murray – Hastings, NE
Hannah Erickson – LaVista, NE
Lindsey Erickson – LaVista, NE
Great-Grand Children: Jacob, Elise & Norah Perry – Hastings, NE
Sister: Twila & David Okerlund – Clear Lake, IA
Niece: Jennifer & Derrick Hanson – Minneapolis, MN
Nephew: Michael & Misti Okerlund – Minneapolis, MN
Sister-in-law: Martha Anne Watson – Bellevue, NE
Niece: Lisa & Byron Olsen – Bellevue, NE
Nephew: Brian & Gwen Watson – Helotes, TX