Mary Jeanne Erickson


Mary Jeanne Erickson, age 83 of Fairfield died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Jeanne was born July 18, 1931 at Storm Lake, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Josephine Mernin Burns.

She graduated from St. Mary’s High School at Storm Lake in 1950,and from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Sioux City in 1953.

Jeanne married Kenneth R. Erickson on May 15, 1954 at Storm Lake, Iowa. She was a Registered Nurse and had worked in Fort Dodge, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Boone, University of Iowa Hospitals, Jefferson County Hospitals and was the
Fairfield School district school nurse from 1972 until 1992.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Retired School Personnel, bridge clubs, Fairfield Women’s Club, St. Mary Altar & Rosary, P.E.O., coffee clubs and Home Health Aide Board.

Deceased family members include her parents and her brother Robert Irwin Burns.

Surviving are her husband Ken, 3 sons: Steven Ray ( Carolyn ) Erickson of Redmond, Washington; David Jay ( Marla ) Erickson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Michael ( Jennifer ) Erickson of Elizabethtown, PA; 1 daughter Mary Beth Erickson of Fairfield; 4 grandchildren and her sister Carol Ann Burns of Cypress, CA, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Fairfield with Father Nick Adam officiating.

Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield, Iowa.

Family visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield. The family will also greet friends at 10:00 A.M., one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be given to the Fairfield Public Library or to St. Mary Catholic Church in Fairfield.

Cards may be sent to the family at 1206 East Burlington Ave., Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

Arrangements are in the care of the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield.

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