In Memory of

Mary Janice Erick

January 25, 1930 - March 23, 2021
From: Everly, IA
Mary  Janice Erick

Mary Janice Erick

Born: January 25, 1930
Died: March 23, 2021
Age: 91

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    Mary Janice Erick, the daughter of Henry and Mary Evelyn (Huss) Berberich was born January 25, 1930, in Royal, Iowa. She received her early education in Royal, graduating in 1947. Following high school, she attended Brandeis University School of Business in Omaha for two years and received a degree. She then returned to Royal and worked at a bank.

     On November 19, 1949, Janice married William Erick at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Royal. The couple farmed in the Royal area. Janice enjoyed helping on the farm and raising her family. She liked gardening and tending to her flowers. Janice was active with St. Louis Catholic Church, serving on numerous boards and was involved in various women’s clubs in Royal. She liked to golf and was on a bowling league in her younger years. The couple retired in 1986 and moved to Mesa, AZ, where she held various jobs. She also spent a short time in Las Vegas and then moved back to Mesa. In 2020, she moved back to Iowa, residing in Everly.

    Janice passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at the age of 91.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William on August 7, 2008; one son, Gordon Erick; and two daughters:  Linda in infancy, and Joni Bird.

    Left to cherish her memory are her children: Greg (Sharon) Erick of Dickens, IA, Larry (Lolita) Erick  of Phoenix, AZ, Mike (Penny) Erick of Phoenix, AZ, Blaine Erick of Everly, IA, Jon (Judy) Erick of Everly, IA, and Lisa Whitcomb of Everly, IA; 24 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters:  Joyce Thompson and Joanne Fahnlander of Royal, IA, and Jean (Julian) Erickson of Sacramento, CA; one brother, Jon (Shirley) Berberich of Royal, IA; one son-in-law, Dave Bird of Bellevue, NE; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be held 10:30A.M., Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Fr. Tim Hogan

Lector - Lois McCarty
CASKET BEARERS
Her Grandchildren
VISITATION
Visitation will be open after 4:00 P.M., Monday, with the family receiving from from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
MUSIC
Organist - Marianne Fuchsen
Cantor - Pam Galm


Hymns
"Hail Mary, Gentle Woman
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Be Not Afraid"
"Song of Farewell"
"Here I Am Lord"
INTERMENT
Northlawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa

Condolences

Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7:44 AM
“Our condolences from Germany to your family in the sudden loss of your mother and grandmother”
- Günter Meixner & family
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5:06 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to all of the Erick families. Many fond memories were made at the Erick house. Your mom, grandma touched the hearts of many people, may her memory live on forever in your cherished memories and stories. Sorry i didnt make it to the wake or funeral but know i was thinking of you all. Hugs. Brenda (Simpson) Pomeroy”
- Brenda (Simpson) Pomeroy
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:52 AM
“Erick family, we are so sorry for the sudden loss of your mom. Prayers for comfort. And strength for all. Many good memories for Gary as neighbors on the farm.”
- Gary and Vicki Seversen
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 5:22 PM
“So sorry to hear about Janice. She was a good friend with my aunt, Arlene Gates. My aunt always spoke so fondly of her. Thoughts and prayers to your family.”
- Kimala Peterson
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 5:21 PM
“So sorry to hear about Janice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
- dan and cheryl muhlbauer
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 5:21 PM
“My most sincere condolences upon the loss of your Mother. May she rest in peace at the Hands of God”
- Mary OBrien
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:46 AM
“We send you all our deepest sympathy, ”
- Duane, and Betty Doran
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:46 AM
“Our Deepest Sympathy! Thoughts and prayers to the family. Remember Janice as a kind woman and always had a smile.”
- Lynne Steinbeck Butterfield
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 2:03 PM
“Our condolences to your family in the sudden loss of your mother and grandmother after surviving covid!”
- Ken & Karen Hunziker
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:21 PM
“Jon, Judy, Jordan and Jalisa & Family - I am sorry to hear of Mary's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
- Melanie Morford (Nemmers)
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 4:39 PM
“Erick kids....I am so sorry for your loss. It is different when both parents have left earth as we are the "monarch" generation now. May the strength of Jesus bring you through this time of grief. ”
- BarB Krumm
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“The Kent Larsen family is so sorry for your loss. We are all prayers going for you during this trying time.”
- Jennie Larsen
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Hugs, thoughts and prayers to your family. ”
- Debra Shay
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 10:52 AM
“Such a great example she gave to all of us. Prayers and blessings to her family.”
- Myra Coover
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 9:57 AM
“We are sorry for the loss of your mom, thoughts and prayers to the Erick family.”
- Jim & Barb Meyerdirk
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:57 AM
“I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the whole family. ”
- Amanda Miller
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:39 PM
“Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.”
- Ann Payne
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5:49 PM
“Deepest sympathy to you all!! Such a kind woman.”
- Paula Tewes
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 4:06 PM
“So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers with you all!”
- Kristi (Zimmer) Peck
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 4:03 PM
“To the Erick family,I am so sorry to hear of your mother's death. I will always remember the warmth of your home as a kid when I came out to the farm. Hold your memories close, may God bless all of you. Dale Woolery”
- Dale Woolery
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 4:03 PM
“To the family of Janice, we are so sorry for your loss, Janice was a sweet lady! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! ((Hugs))”
- Dana & Nancy Kramer
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 4:03 PM
“All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss.”
- Madolyn Bird, Teri Bird, Sue Fliss and Jo & Shane Keefer
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 4:03 PM
“Erick family so sorry for your loss. Janice was a great lady. She will be missed”
- Douglas E Laumbach
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 4:03 PM
“So sorry to hear of Janice passing. My deepest sympathy to all friends and the beautiful family she made. She was a great lady and lover of the lord. Sending peace and comfort angels to surround you all in this time of mourning and all the days ahead. ”
- Sue Phelps
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:49 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about Janice. She was a wonderful lady. I golfed with her for many years and respected and admired her. May God’s peace be with you. I am praying for your family
- Barb Kerns
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 8:55 AM
“Where there is sadness, love plants a garden of beautiful memories!!!
We pray these memories will help you get through this time of sorrow.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Bob & Audrey Schmidt
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:57 AM
“So sorry for your earthly loss! She will be missed! May you be comforted in knowing she is in His arms !”
- Jim and Nancy Hartmann
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:57 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:57 AM
“We are so sorry to read of your mother’s death. Mothers are special. It’s hard to lose their earthly presence . I pray for acceptance and understanding for all of her family. ❤️🙏🏻”
- Nira & Bob Rusk
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:57 AM
“So sorry to hear may our Lord wrap you all in his arms to make this easier. If you need anything please call.
Jim and Janet ”
- Janet M Galm and Jim Ransom
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:57 AM
“My condolences to Janice Ericks family. ”
- Deb Wilcox
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