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Obituaries

Betty Lou Erickson

Born: April 25, 1956; in Streator, IL

Died: May 12, 2019; in Granville, IL

Betty Lou Erickson, 63, of Granville, passed away May 12, 2019, in her home.

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday in Helmer-Shields Funeral Home, Granville. Pastor Scott Fulkerson will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the services at 8 p.m.

She was born April 25, 1956, in Streator to Rodney and Jean (Bermes) Russow. She married Robert Erickson on Dec. 17, 1977, in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Spring Valley. Mrs. Erickson was a teacher's aide and drove a school bus for Putnam County School District for many years. She dedicated a large portion of her life helping others through home healthcare. She was also a Brownie troop leader for many years. She also enjoyed sewing, baking, and flowers in her yard. Above all things, she enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and her pets.Mrs. Erickson is survived by her husband, Robert; three daughters, Laurie Erickson of Granville, Kristina (John) Lamkin of Washburn and Michelle Erickson of Granville; one brother, Gary (Irene) Russow of Ancona; one sister, Mary Jane Funke of Streator; four grandchildren, Derick, Cody, Abbiegail and Tyler; and also her beloved pets, Patches, Shadow, Buddy, Rusty and Ridley. Mrs. Erickson was preceded in death by her parents and her stepfather, Jim “George” Causland.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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