Edwin "Ed" Severin Erickson II, 71, of Hannibal, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. Pastor Scott Hawes will officiate. Burial with full military honors provided by the Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be in the Grand View Burial Park.
Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.
Ed was born on June 24, 1948, in Hannibal, the son of Edwin S. and June (Keith) Erickson Sr.
He was united in marriage to Carol L. Willis on June 6, 1970, in Hannibal. She survives.
Other survivors include his children, Scott Erickson (Lisa) of Athens, Ill., Stacey Cooper (Matt) of Imperial, and Sarah Stone (Guy) of Hannibal; sister, Linda Garrett of Alton, Ill.; half-sister, Sandra Jefferson of Montrose, Colo.; eleven grandchildren, Blake, Caleb, Jonah, Emma, Charlotte, Sophie, Benjamin, Arionna, Ryan, Elix, Emmett and a twelfth grandchild expected in November, Severin.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents.
Ed graduated from Hannibal High School in 1966. Upon graduation, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1969. In October of 2015, Ed was honored to go on the Great River Honor Flight.
Mr. Erickson worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, retiring as the Yardmaster in West Quincy.
Away from work, Ed enjoyed fishing especially in the Ozarks, hunting, truck driving and watching westerns and game shows on TV. Ed was a jokester and took great pleasure in playing and joking around with his family and friends. His family will always cherish their time spent with him and the many vacations they took together with various destinations across the United States.
Mr. Erickson was a member of Southside Baptist Church of Hannibal.
Pallbearers will be Floyd Robbins, Travis Robbins, Gary Bushmeyer, Darryl Pryor, Gary Tucker and Ted Creed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Southside Baptist Church, in care of the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.
Online condolence may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Ed’s memorial page at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com