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Mary Janice Erick

January 25, 1930 — March 23, 2021


The funeral services will be livestreamed at the church and can be viewed during or after the day of the services on the link above.

    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.

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

Lector - Lois McCarty
Her Grandchildren
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.
Organist - Marianne Fuchsen
Cantor - Pam Galm

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