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Obituary: Jeanette Elizabeth Erickson

Jeanette Elizabeth Erickson, May 2, 1916 - Dec. 5, 2012.

Jeanette Elizabeth Erickson, age 96, of Yorkville, formerly of Oswego, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at Provena Mercy Medical Center, Aurora. She was born May 2, 1916 in Aurora, the daughter of Andrew and Anna (Zachary) Noga.

Jeanette was united in marriage on Aug. 6, 1934 in Yorkville, to Mr. LeRay Erickson and they spent the next 68 years of their lives together until his passing on Oct. 10, 2002. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great great-grandmother who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Mrs. Erickson was employed for over 12 years by Anchor Brush in Montgomery. Jeanette was a very active member and former secretary of the Kendall County Home Extension as well as a member of the Yorkville Women’s Club. She was also a former 4-H Leader. Jeanette for over 20 years volunteered her time at the Beecher Center in Yorkville.

She is survived by her children, Darlene (Donn) Lull of Punta Gorda, Fla., David (LuAnne) Erickson of Dixon, Rose Ann Whiteside of Oswego, and Bert (Holly) Erickson of Yorkville; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and eight great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LeRay Erickson; her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Eunice Erickson and a son, Richard Erickson at birth.

Funeral Services were Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 410 E. Countryside Pkwy., Yorkville, with Pastor Mark Gregory officiating. Interment followed in Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or 630-553-7611.

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