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Duane Dale Erickson

April 11, 1949 July 10, 2019
Duane Dale Erickson
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Duane Dale Erickson, age 70, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at this home. He was born April 11, 1949, in Westwood, California, the son of Melvin “Joker” and Pauline (Smith) Erickson.

Duane was a 1967 graduate of Anderson High School in Anderson, California and worked for Simpson Paper Company in Anderson, California for over 20 years.

On October 22, 1974, he married Billie in Anderson, California.

Duane, aka “Grandpa Honey” enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing with his family. He also belonged to a local bass fishing club.

Duane is survived by his wife of 44 years, Billie; one son, Troy Erickson, of Aurora; two daughters, Billie Rock and her husband, Robert, of Aurora and LaVonda Kramer of California; one brother, Charlie Erickson and his wife, Barbara, of Anderson; one sister, Lorraine Clegg and her husband, David, of Redding, California; one grandson, Adrien Faddis and his wife, Tiffany, of Aurora and several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Pauline, and two sons, Louis Atwell, Jr. and Dale Allen Erickson.

A Celebration of Duane’s Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora.

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