Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lanny D. Erickson

Lanny Dale Erickson passed away peacefully on March 24, 2014 in the San Luis Obispo hospital. Lanny was born in Albany, California in 1936. The family moved to Lafayette, California where Lanny attended school. He graduated from Acalanes High school in 1954. In the Fall of 1954 he entered the University of California at Berkeley. The following year he transferred to the Armstrong Business College in Berkeley where he graduated in 1958. Shortly after graduating he was drafted into the Army for two years of service followed by two years of Active Reserve service.

After being discharged from the Army he went to work for his father’s business Oscar E. Erickson Inc. in Richmond, California. He left the family business in 1986 to establish a sporting goods store in Richmond with two partners. Lanny then retired in 1997. Shortly thereafter he moved with his wife of 47 years, Norma to Cambria, California. Once settled into his new home he and Norma joined the Cambria Connections a nonprofit community resources center serving all ages.

He is survived by his wife Norma and his son Eric William Erickson, daughter in law Victoria and granddaughter Sara Elizabeth; brother Oscar John and Marilyn; nieces Vera Foss, Julia Reis and nephew Oscar Jon.