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Erickson, Martha L.
Miss Martha L. Erickson, 80, of 2286 Windish Dr., Galesburg, Ill. died at 11:19 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 in Methodist Medical Center, Peoria, Ill.

She was born February 14, 1931 in Oneida, Ill. the daughter of Julius and Elsie Peterson Erickson.

She is survived by two brothers, Carl (Dorene) Erickson of Altona, Ill. and John (Delores) Erickson of Galesburg; nieces and nephews, Diane (Pete) Holmes, David (Nancy) Erickson, Linda (Randy) Zimmerman, Kevin (Michelle) Erickson, Keith (Jean Ann) Erickson and Steve (Julie) Erickson; and several great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Bobby Erickson.

She began working for the Illinois Camera Shop and then worked as a personal banker for the former First National Bank, later becoming Norwest Bank then becoming Wells Fargo Bank for 33 years, retiring in April 1, 1994. She also worked for Anderson Florist and was currently working for Home Health Care. She graduated from ROVA High School in 1950 and business school in St. Louis, Mo. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Henderson Grove and involved with the WELCA Circle within her church. She was a member of the Knox County Home and Community Education.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Henderson Grove. Rev. Kurt Carlsen will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in North Henderson, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Messiah Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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