Mark L. Erickson, 63, of Newton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial gathering for Mark will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Jasper County Animal Rescue League and condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The son of Bud and Dee (Alexander) Erickson, Mark was born Feb. 29, 1956, in Golden, Colo. On Nov. 15, 1996, he was united in marriage to Erin Schrader in Des Moines. Mark was a member of the Izaak Walton League, National Rifle Association and was a 32 Degree Mason. He enjoyed collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia and Coca Cola products, his three dog’s woodworking, fishing and shooting. Mark also enjoyed listening to music and watching movies.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Erin; children, Rachel (Rick) Fors, Bryan (Megan) Erickson, Clint (Jayme) Lind, Cody (Jill) Lind and Christi Brown; 12 grandchildren, Cyrus, Reese, Elliot, Tesla, Jocelyn, Benni, Eleanor, Colton, Mickayla, Malibu, Isaac and Levi; and siblings, Traci Gordon and Eric Erickson. Preceding Mark in death were his parents.