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Dakota R. Erickson, 24, Peru, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Dukes Memorial Hospital. He was born in Peru on April 9, 1993, to Jennifer Walden and John Erickson.
He was a 2011 graduate of Maconaquah High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as an airborne infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and served our country for over three years, he spent a year of this time overseas serving in South Korea. He had been employed at Miami Correctional Facility as a sergeant since 2015. He really enjoyed hunting, motorcycles, xbox, his truck "Lifted Lifestyle" and spending time with friends and family.
He is survived by his parents, Jennifer (Chris) Walden, Peru, and John Erickson of Gallatin, Tennessee; two siblings, Dayton and Makinsey Erickson, Peru; half-brother, Derek Schrader, Peru; maternal grandmother, Nancy Ege, Peru; paternal grandfather, Everett Erickson, Bunker Hil; special grandparents, Randy and Linda Walden, Greenwood; uncle, Charlie (Heather) Erickson, Galveston; aunt, Cindy Erickson, Oregon; cousins, Brayden and Jordan Roe and Katie and Jessica Erickson.
He was preceded in death by grandmother, Linda Erickson; grandfather, Bob Ege; and aunt, Allison Berry.
A celebration of life will be at noon Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at Riverview Funeral Home, with Evangelist Shane Capps and Pastor Keith Treadway officiating. Burial will follow in Ever-Rest Memorial Park in Cass County. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, and from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Jackson Street Commons, a home for disabled, homeless veterans. You may leave your condolences online at www.riverviewfhperu.com.
Published on August 14, 2017
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