Erickson, Allen Wayne 78, of Dallas, TX, died January 19, 2014. He was born to Joseph and Mariam Erickson, September 22, 1935, in Minneapolis, MN, and graduated from Roosevelt High School in June 1953. Allen graduated from the University of Minnesota Naval ROTC program with a degree in Physics, and then married his high school sweetheart, Janice Lorraine Fox, in June 1958 before faithfully serving in the Navy (LTJG) aboard the USS Brush (DD-745) from 1958 to 1961. Allen is survived by children Mark Erickson & wife, Vicki, of Richardson, TX; Lori Erickson of Austin, TX; Steven Erickson & wife, Becky, and Scott Erickson & wife, Erica, of Richardson, TX; six grandchildren: Courtney, Jordan, Madeline, Joseph, Avery, & Drew Erickson, brother Dale Erickson & wife, Judy, of Burnsville, MN, nephew Gregory Erickson, and niece Greta Erickson, sister-in-law, Jerolyn Chiles, Terrell, TX, and former brother-in-law James T. Chiles, III. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Mariam Erickson, in-laws Harold and Evelyn Fox, and his wife Janice who died August 2, 2012. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Wounded Warrior Project at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 26, 2014