Helen Ericson

Helen Haddan Ericson, 92, of Erie, died at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.

She was born Feb. 17, 1926 at Urbana to Lester F. and Mary V. (Cunningham) Heilman. In her early years the family lived in Urbana and the Big Creek area near Leanna. She graduated from Chanute High School.

On March 5, 1950 she and Bennett Haddan were married in Humboldt. During their marriage they farmed in rural Stark. Mr. Haddan preceded her in death on March 5, 1980.

From 1958 until retiring in 1989 she was employed at Stark State Bank.

She married Raymond K. “Pete” Ericson on June 11, 1983 at the Friends Home Lutheran Church at Savonburg. He preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 2017.

Helen had always been active in the churches she attended, the Stark Friends Church and the Friends Home Lutheran Church. Since moving to Erie she had attended the Christian Church. She was a very social person and enjoyed helping people in any way she could. She played cards and dominos, loved attending her grandchildren’s sports events and taking bus trips.

She is survived by a son, Richard Haddan and wife Susan, of Stark; daughter, Marilyn Hazen and husband Ron, of Erie; step-sons, Kendall Ericson and wife Robyn, of Clovis, N.M., David Ericson and wife Carol, of Richmond and Eric Ericson and wife Amber, of Bronson; step-daughter, Jill Rhodes and husband Bill, of Moran; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and brother Neal Heilman and wife Lavon, of Chanute. She was preceded in death by her husbands, two infant sons and an infant daughter.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, at Erie Christian Church, with the Rev. Michael Haggard officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Moriah Cemetery north of Stark. The family will receive friends at the church from 1 p.m., until the service hour. Friends may also call at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie from 10 a.m., until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials are suggested to Erie Christian Church. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at P. O. Box 182, Erie, KS 66733. Online messages may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

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