Lief A. Erickson
1937 - 2009
Lief A. Erickson, 72, died Nov. 29, 2009.
He was born June 28, 1937 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to George Chester (Chet) and Ruby A. (Westrum) Erickson.
Mr. Erickson is survived by his wife, Sylvia Irene; daughter, Kris Anne Erickson; brother, George (Karen) Erickson; and sister, Ica (Joe) Miller.
He grew up in Manson, Iowa where he excelled in athletics and was especially proud to have been selected to the Iowa Daily Press Association’s All-State High School Football Team for 1954.
After graduating from Manson High School in 1955, Mr. Erickson served in the U.S. Navy, and later earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in communication arts from Michigan State University.
His career as an automotive advertising executive found him employed for corporations in the United States, Australia and Brazil.
Mr. Erickson’s funeral will be held in Iowa at a later date, however, a celebration of life will be held between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Erickson home in Payson.
Donations may be made in his memory to Hospice Compassus, who so graciously cared for him in his final days, located at 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.