Loretta Blaser Erikson


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Posted Online: March 21, 2013, 5:38 pm
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Loretta Blaser Erikson, 89, of Bettendorf, died on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at The Fountains Senior Living in Bettendorf.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline. Services will be at the funeral home on Monday, March 25, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Rock Island.
Memorials may be made to King's Daughters Thrift Shop, 1317 5th Ave., Moline.
Loretta M. Huys was born in Atkinson on Oct. 12, 1923, to Edward and Irene Mineart Huys. She graduated from Atkinson High School, and attended Marycrest College in Davenport.
After the war, she married Stewart W. Blaser in Moline. She was a homemaker while raising her three sons, and later worked as a decorator at Von Maur Department Store in Moline. After Stewart's death, she married Ralph Erikson in 2002, in East Moline. She was a member of King's Daughters, The Twentieth Century Club and other civic organizations.
In addition to her husband, Ralph, survivors include sons, Donald (Susan), Jacksonville, Fla., Michael (Linda Gay), Bettendorf, and Steven (Cheryl), Moline; grandchildren, Dawn, Glasgow, Scotland, Neil, Ithaca, N.Y., Sarah Golden, Boulder, Colo., Thomas Blaser, Chicago, Noah Blaser, Istanbul, Turkey, and Benjamin Blaser, Moline. Ralph Erikson's children are Laura Erikson, Rock Island, and Larry Erikson, Peoria, Ill.
We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the staff at The Fountain's Living Center in Bettendorf, for their caring attention to Loretta in her time of need.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at wendtfuneralhome.com.












 



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