John E. Erickson, 66, of Pontiac, passed away at 2:18 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at his home.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home in Pontiac. Burial will follow at Rowe Cemetery in Rowe.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
John was born Feb. 22, 1952, in Pontiac, to Arthur and Rita (Pellouchoud) Erickson.
He is survived by his siblings, Gerald (Rose Mary) Erickson of Pontiac, Benjamin (LeeAnn) Erickson of Pontiac, Diane (Jim) Schott of Venice, Fla., Linda (Maynard) Erickson of Sarasota, Fla., Mary Jo (Terry) Norgaard of Emington, Michael (Kathy) Erickson of Pontiac, Dan (Lori) Erickson of Pontiac, his twin, Jim (Sandy) Erickson of Odell; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
His parents and one sister, Judith Roberts, preceded him in death.
John was a graduate of Odell Community High School, Class of 1971. He was a long-time employee of Morton Printing Company and later for R.R. Donnelley. He was an active member of the Central States Threshermen’s Reunion and served on its board of directors.
John was a devoted son, uncle and brother who was always willing to help someone who needed it.
Memorials may be made to the Central States Threshermen’s Reunion, P.O. Box 293, Pontiac, IL 61764.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.duffyfuneralhome.com.