- 69 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 7, 1946
- Date of passing: Jan 3, 2016
|Let the memory of Fred be with us forever|
This memorial page was created in memory of our loved one, Fred Erickson, 69, born on August 7, 1946 and passed away on January 3, 2016. He will remain forever in our hearts and memories.
Please feel free to leave a message, funny story or memory. His family would appreciate the loving support during this difficult time. It would bring some love, laughter and light into our lives when we need it the most. Thank you!
Sharon, Craig, Elisabeth and Kimberley
(and the son in laws ans grandkids, of course...
James, Dean, Kyle, Katie, Justin and Madisen)
"Hey grandpa, it's been a little over a year and every day had been weird not seeing you. This year for the holidays we came together as a family and made it a point to be there for each other. Mom got a new Pyrex. I'm a cashier now at my job. I remember the last phone call I made to you on how exited I was to be fine with all my graduation requirements and how I was doing rely well in school. You were so proud of me. You kept telling me how happy and proud you were to be my grandpa. Thank you for being amazing even in times when you were stubborn you were still an amazing grandpa. I'll never get rid of the two houses we built together. I still try to dust them when I can ( lol) . I love you grandpa still and always missing you."
"Happy Birthday, Fred. We'll all be thinking about you today. Love you always. Until I see you again."
"Since we were so much alike, this is not an easy thing for me to do. Both set i our ways and men of few words... Maybe thats the viking blood :D. I learned a great deal from you DAD and will continue to use what you passed to me forever. Too many things left undone here, means we will have to build that rat rod in heaven. And i know god loves hemi's as much as we do :D You are forever loved and never forgoten."
"love and miss you so much dad. Wish you had got to try the tiramisu. Finally made it. Thought of a moment. ... You and uncle Jim fishing and not waiting on the draw bridge and the mast of the yacht catching on it. Good lord. Love you and miss you so much.""
"Fred Erickson's daughter Kimberly and I go way back from Jr. High School, so my memories of Fred, they are pretty awesome.
I remember Fred & his son Craig they had this Beautiful Red Barracuda, that they use to take out to the Willow Springs Raceway and a few times I got to go with to watch them race it, oh the sound of those racing engines of thunder rolling.
Because of Fred and to this day I love race cars, races and have a passion for Muscle Cars!
I remember Fred as a great husband to his beautiful wife Sharon and he was a great father to his 3 children Craig, Elizabeth and Kimberly. He raised them to have strong family values and to stand beside one another as all families should do.
Kimberly and I were teenage best of friends, we were always hanging out at her parents house when they lived in Quarts Hill, California, a lot of good memories I must say, with this family that I have.
It had been years since Kimberly and I had talked, almost 20 to be exact, with our lives we just lost touch, as most good friends can do.
I can honestly say that I feel blessed to have know Fred and his amazing family, yes he was a great man and this is such a great loss & I know that he will be always loved and missed by his loving family.
My sincerest condolences to the Erickson family.
R.I.P. Fred Erickson
"Lost but never forgotten... I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Fred for very long but I enjoyed every meeting we had. His smile and laugh always filled the room. It saddens my heart to have lost him so soon but I will remember the good times, and do my best to honor his memory. With all my love and prayers to the Erickson family I send my deepest sympathy. <3"
"**You may see posts by Sharon, but some will be from me, Kimberley, (because of how the administration settings work). I do tend to claim my own work though. (No worries mom) Just trying to do things, and I never was good at always asking for permission ;-) **"
I'm sending a dove to Heaven
with a parcel on its wings
be careful when you open it
it's full of beautiful things
Inside are a million kisses
wrapped up in a million hugs
to say how much I miss you
and to send you all my love
I hold you close within my heart
and there you will remain
to walk with me throughout my life
until me meet again.
- author unknown
"It's been a week now, I miss you dearly. I remember when you would drive your truck Rosamond, and I would say step on it grandpa. You would do a burn out and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I would visit you in your garage while you were going through your fishing tack and you would give me the weirdest looking tack that I thought were aliens or something. I would take the eyes out of the track and look at you through the whole I left and you would laugh. I love you grandpa,"
"He was a great teacher and mentor in my life. He helped to instill good family values. He taught me so much on life and help inspire me to do better. It made me proud to be part of this family and help drive me to do great in my life. My drive to join the military had some influence from him. As his eldest grandchild I'll make him proud in navy career. I'm not great at writing my thoughts out I prefer telling my thoughts of him."
We met in 6th grade and enjoyed fishing, cars and so many other things including eventual adulthood. 30 years passed and then renewing our friendship picked up without missing a beat. You taught me to be a better fisherman and we shared so many other interest...
Damnit Fred, I am mad at you for not being around so we could fish one more time. I am sure you are teaching a lot to those around you.
Tight lines old buddy. Butch G."
"Fred was one of the most intelligent people I've ever known. He loved being on the ocean, didn't even have to catch a fish. He just loved the ocean, Atlantic or Pacific. Racing was also a passion of his. But the very best thing about Fred is that he and I raised three wonderful people. Craig, Elisabeth and Kimberley are so dear to me. I'm not sure how I'll do without Fred in my daily life. He will always be in my life, he's just no longer beside me."
"" I could write a lot about grandpa, he was a big part of my life. I can't remember a time when he wasn't there. So I'll write the best story that I can think of right now. When we still lived in Rosemond California he took Uncle Craig, me and my Dad out deep sea fishing. I was probably about 6 or 7, So I was little. I really never went deep sea fishing but I was excited. It was suppose to be for boy scouts and who ever caught the most fish would be allowed to ride with the captain. Well once we got out and started fishing, I started complaining because it was so hard. I would reel for what seems like forever and have this little itty bitty sand dollar. It all changed once I caught a bigger fish, a rock fish. I started steeling fishing rods left and right, including Grandpa's. Craig wouldn't let me take his though, oh well. I did out fish all of the boys that were on the boat, and since there was a limit to what each person could catch, I finished the other boys limits. I'm sure Grandpa got a kick out watching that scene happening. I miss you grandpa, I hope your fishing out on the seas and relaxing."
"He will be missed by his friends and family. It is pretty safe to say that we all learned something from Fred. Maybe it was how to tie the perfect knot for fishing, or where the most beautiful place to visit was in his town. His knowledge was vast, and he always kept up to date with current events. He was a loving husband, a supportive father, and a friend who would help out when someone was in need. Gone too soon, but never will he be forgotten."
"Well that's just fucking sad. Great fishing buddy, friend etc., etc., and one of those guy's that should not leave so soon. Guess we all got to go sooner or later. What a bummer."
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