LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ — Darwin D. “Butch” Erickson, 82, passed away at home on Nov. 10th, 2018 after a short battle with thyroid cancer.

Butch was born on Sept 25, 1936 in Pocahontas, IA to Jordan and Nina (Kraft) Erickson.

Butch served in the U.S. Air Force and in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He moved to Glendora, CA where he met his wife Mary (Gutsell). They moved to LHC in 1972. She passed away in August 2013.

Butch was preceded in death by his wife, parents, step-father Robert Watkins, step-daughter Samantha Varnes and brother David and sister-in-law Helen.

He is survived by sons Darin (Cheri), Chet (Erin) & step-daughter Kamron Law, grandchildren: Kyle, Jordan, Katrina, Emma, and Kori, siblings Marlene (Dennis) Berte, Gerald (Charlene), Aldwin (Judy), Harlan (Lorna), sister-in-law Audrey (David), and his beloved dog, Ginger.

A memorial service will be Sat., Jan. 5th, 2019, 10 AM at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, LHC. www. lietz-frazefuneralhome.com