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Kenneth A. Erickson

June 16, 1931 December 1, 2022
Kenneth A. Erickson
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Kenneth A. Erickson, 91, of Columbia, beloved father, and grandfather passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Thursday December 1, 2022. He was predeceased by his wife Lucille (Ide) Erickson.

Ken was born in New Britain, Connecticut, the son of the late Harry Erickson and Ester (Anderson) Erickson. He grew up in Andover Connecticut and was a graduate of Windham High School. He served in the US Navy from 1952- 1954 and was Cadet Engineer on the U.S.S. Arcadia during the Korean War. His previous employment before retiring was as a salesman at Capitol Garage in Willimantic for many years and was a beloved member of the Columbia Congregational church for many years. He lived in Columbia for over 50 years and was a member of the Columbia Lions Club, where he held many fundraising talent shows. He always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger that he couldn’t and wouldn’t talk to. He was a musician and could play many instruments and loved to sing. He was much loved and valued his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter Megan Monaghan and her husband Ron; and sons Andrew Erickson and girlfriend Lynda Strickland, Douglas and his wife Deborah Erickson; sister-in-law Cindy Erickson; niece Debbie German and husband John, and their daughter Dayna and husband Nick Valente; grandchildren Michael, Krissa, Kyle, Hannah, Nathan, Janai, Brian, Jennifer, and great granddaughter Julia. He is also predeceased by his brother Clifford Erickson, daughter Beth Halcomb and daughter-in-law Wendy Erickson

Memorial services will be held at the Columbia Congregational Church 325 CT-87, Columbia on Friday December 9th at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at West Street Cemetery Lake Rd, Columbia after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Columbia Congregational Church 325 CT-87 Columbia, CT. 06237. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit

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Columbia Congregational Church

325 Route 87
Columbia, CT 06237

Columbia Congregational Church
325 Route 87 Columbia 06237 CT
United States

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West Street Cemetery Final Resting Place

100-102 Lake Rd
Columbia, CT 06237

100-102 Lake Rd Columbia 06237 CT
United States

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