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HARRY CHRYSLER ERICKSON,age 70, of Hinckley, passed away suddenly following an episode at his home, at Provena Mercy Center in Aurora on Saturday, September 23, 2006. BORN / EARLY YEARS He was born June 1, 1936 the son of Chester A. and Winifred (Chrysler) Erickson in Denver, COEDUCATION Harry grew up in Wheatridge, a country suburb of Denver, and attended local schools. Following his graduation from high school, he attended Northern Colorado University for his undergraduate work only later to come back and receive his Masters in 1964. Harry continued his education at the Navy Officers Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island and served his country in the United States Navy until his honorable discharge in 1969. He traveled the world on ship duty to many places including the Orient. Eventually he made his way back to California where he met his wife Alice Stillman. They were married on Dec. 29, 1961 and began their new life in the "navy fashion" by moving to Waukegan where he served as a Battalion Commander and Public Information Officer at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Harry then was stationed on Adak, one of Aleutian Islands off of Alaska for a time before working for the NSA in Washington D.C. After his honorable discharge, Harry and his family moved to Hinckley in 1970. He began working for Lucent Technologies and retired twenty years later at the age of 52. LIFE NOTES Harry was an intellectual and stoic man who possessed an analytical mind with a gift for memory. He was an avid reader and history buff who had a passion for the Civil War and was proud that he had visited every battleground. Harry loved his travels to Europe with Alice and cherished the opportunities to tell of his memories around the breakfast table. MEMBERSHIPS Harry was a member of the Hinckley United Methodist Church. SURVIVORS He now leaves his loving wife Alice, A daughter, Linnea (Larry) Windel of St. Charles,One son, Mark Chrysler (Cindy) Erickson of North Aurora, Two beloved granddaughters, Karina Windel and Katje Windel.One sister, Janice (Lester) Martin of Albion, NEOne sister-in-law, Helen Erickson of Lakewood, CO, And many nieces, nephews, cousins and a family of friends. PRECEDED He now joins his parents, and one brother C. James who preceded him in death. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Harry’s name to benefit VNA Hospice as well as the Hinckley United Methodist Church. They may be mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through his obituary at www.conleycare.com.
A memorial service will be held at the Hinckley First United Methodist Church, 801 N. Sycamore St., Hinckley, at 12:00 noon, on October 8, 2006. Rev. Michael Mann, pastor of the church, will officiate and private interment will follow at a later date.