Service Details



Saturday, July 13, 2019
Celebration of Life at

Hickory Grove
4010 E 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50317


Monday, July 15, 2019
9:30 am
Urn Burial
Iowa Veterans Cemetery


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Leslie Erickson Leslie Erickson
Des Moines, Iowa

Leslie Erickson, age 72, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019 at his home in Des Moines.

Leslie was born January 28, 1947 in Des Moines, Iowa to Erick and Edith (Edler) Erickson. He graduated from Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, AZ in 1965. Leslie proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy for four years following graduation. He met Betty Piper in 1970 and they were married on July 22, 1972 in Des Moines, IA. They welcomed daughter, Erica in 1981 and daughter, Jennifer in 1984. Leslie was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed fishing and gardening. He loved his family above all else and treasured time spent with them. Leslie worked at Western International AMF, where he had the pleasure of meeting First Lady, Rosalynn Carter, and most recently at Mercy Court in the Housekeeping Department, retiring in 2005. Leslie never knew a stranger and he adored all six of his grandkids, and his fuzzy son, Cornflake.

Les is survived by his wife of almost 47 years, Betty; daughters, Erica (Donald) Mull and Jennifer (Jake) Thompson; grandchildren, Kameron, Dayln, Keagyn, Taytum, Brooke and Haleigh; siblings, Pat (Chuck) McBurney, Dennis (Vicki), Steve (Beth), and Thomas (Anna).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Erick and Edith; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Jim Beasley; and his niece, Pamela Erickson.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, July 13th at 1:00 p.m. at 4010 E 42nd St, Des Moines, Iowa with a luncheon to follow. Interment will take place on Monday, July 15th at 9:30 a.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa.

In remembrance of Leslie, memorials may be made directly to the family.

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