Harvey Erickson, 84, of Bertha left the Fair Oaks Rehab Center Dec. 19 as his spirit went home to his heavenly father. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Harvey was born Nov. 27, 1929 to Arthur and Edith Erickson in Valhalla, Alberta, Canada. He was raised in a family that loved music. He became an accomplished guitar player and singer and often sang and played gospel music in churches, nursing homes and at family gatherings with other musically gifted family members. He enjoyed a long career as an excellent precision machinist but music was his favorite pastime.
Harvey is survived by his wife of 53 years, two daughters, four sons, 17 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, one brother, three sisters and numerous other friends and relatives.
The family is comforted by knowing Harvey can now make music with angels and thanks all who helped with his care prior to his departure.