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Major Gordon R. Ericksen

Major (Retired) Gordon R. Ericksen, 66, Indianapolis, passed way January 20, 2014. He was born November 15, 1947, in Loup City, Nebraska, the son of the late William and Marie (Lorenz) Ericksen. He married Lucille "Lu" (Eppich) Ericksen in August 1969. She preceded him in passing in 2002.

Gordon retired in 2007 from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. He received his bachelor's degree from Purdue University. He was an active member of the American Legion Post #34, where he served as past commander for three years, and as finance officer.

He was a civil war buff, Master Gardener, and he enjoyed cooking. He was also an avid fan of Purdue athletics and the Indianapolis Colts.

He is survived by his children, Dawn Ericksen-Clarke and Kirk (Sarah) Ericksen; four grandchildren, Megan Clarke, Jackson Clarke, Audrey Ericksen, Isaac Ericksen; and a brother, Greg (Gina) Ericksen.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2014, at Flanner and Buchanan - Broad Ripple , 1305 East Broad Ripple Avenue. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Legion Post #34, 6440 North Westfield Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46220. Online condolences or to view Gordon's video tribute may be done by visiting

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 23, 2014
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