Jon A. Erickson


Jon Erickson, age 78, of Foley, passed away June 19, 2024 at his home of natural causes. Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Foley. The Rev. Timothy Wittwer will officiate and burial will take place at the Ronneby Riverside Cemetery. Visitation was June 24 at the Foley Funeral Home and will continued from 10-11 a.m. at the church Tuesday.  Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.  

Jon Alan Erickson was born March 20, 1946, in Willmar to Edward and Ella (Johnson) Erickson.  He graduated from Willmar High School, class of 1965. He married Essie Mead July 3, 1965, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. He grew up in the Willmar area, and the couple moved to Paynesville and eventually to Foley in 1969. Jon worked as a meat cutter for Jack and Jill, Coborn’s and the Foley Locker. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and made several memorable trips to Canada. He especially enjoyed his family, camping, riding side-by-side with his many friends and spending time with his grandchildren and his faithful hunting dogs. He was a member of Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Essie of Foley; son, Chad (Sherry) of Foley; grandchildren, Amanda Sovia, Michael Erickson and Ashton Erickson; two step-grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; half siblings, Shirley, Sharene, Steve; and brothers- and sisters-in-laws, Elmer (Shirley), Mary Nordin, Martha Masters, Harvey (Julie), Carol (Dann) Hustoft, David (Bonnie), Chuck (Lynn), Steve (Laurie) and Joe (Lisa).  

He was preceded in death by his parents; one step-great-granddaughter; brother-in-law, Roy Mead; sister-in-law, Betty Miller; and half brother, Stew.