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Iris Erickson

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Memorial services for Iris Erickson, 86, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Warner Chapel of Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.

There will be no visitation.

Iris passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at Longhouse Residence of Spencer.

Iris Marie Erickson, the daughter of William and Clara (Hovinga) Taylor, was born on a farm near Webb. Her childhood years were spent in the Webb area and she graduated from Webb High School with the class of 1938. After graduation, she took a post-graduate course in business.

Music was always a great part of her life, especially the piano. She started being a church pianist in high school and continued being a church pianist and organist in various towns well into her 80's. Before her marriage, she worked as a teller at the Citizens National Bank of Webb for three-and-a-half years and also gave piano lessons.

Iris married Claire Erickson on June 3, 1945, and to this union one son, Greg was born. During their marriage, Iris worked as a school secretary for her husband, who was superintendent of schools. She was also an Avon representative for 15 years and served as the Kanawha town clerk for one year.

Her parents, her husband, an infant sister and her sister, Dorothy Tjebben preceded her in death.

Iris is survived by her son, Greg of Spencer; and her brother-in-law, Bert Tjebben of Laurens.

Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.