Jun 15,1931---Jul 21,2021

Walter Eugene Erickson, 90, of Lenexa, KS, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021.  Visitation willl be from 9-10:00 AM followed by a Graveside Services at 10:30 AM Saturday, July 31, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, KS.

Walter was born June 15, 1931, in Kansas City, KS. He was in the United States Navy Reserves from 1950-1954.  He retired in 1990 as a manager for Hallmark Cards Inc. after 42 years of service. 

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lenexa Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Abdallah Shrine, American Production And Control, CPIM, and past members of Order of Quetzalcoatl, Royal order of Jesters and the Oriental Band.  

Walter traveled all 50 states, 17 different countries, and wintered in Florida for 20 years with his wife, Donna.

He served on the Board of Directors Santa Fe Scholarship Fund and he was an avid reader.

He is survived by his children: Susan A. Rogers, John D. Erickson (Janelle),  sister Mary Myers, niece  Peggy Myers, granddaughters Dr. Amber Andrews, Dr. Erika Ward (Andrew), Hope Erickson, grandson Jesse Erickson, and fiancé Haleigh Bingham.  Great grandchildren: George, Gabriel, Graham, Maxwell, Harper and his dog, Charlie.  Mr. Erickson is survived by his wife of 62 years Donna D. Erickson.



Condolences

Pat Messick Jul 24 ,2021

Cousin ,Kansas City ,Kansas

So sorry to hear of Walter's passing. He is now free of pain and suffering no more.

Kathy (Nail) Dobbelaere Jul 25 ,2021

Family friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

I was so sorry to hear of Walters death. Such a nice man. Please accept my condolences.

Beth (Downey) Klutts Jul 30 ,2021

Friend ,Springhill ,Kansas

John,Suzy,and family I am so sorry I will not be able to attend tomorrow. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!!! Your dad was one of a kind and was loved so much! You know the “Good time gang” was there to welcome him with open arms and a cold beer!! Love you Beth

Tom Owens Jul 31 ,2021

Friend and Hallmark colleague ,Lee’s Summit ,Missouri

Donna and family— I met Walt at Hallmark in the early 70’s and we worked closely together there for several years. He was much more than a good friend and colleague until he retired. Not having known him before he had nearly died a young man, I don’t know what influence that experience had on how he lived his life, but how he had chosen to live and work after that had a great positive influence on a lot of us. Walt loved life. He loved his Shriners and all they did together and his Chiefs (in most years), but, most of all, he loved Donna and his family. I am very sorry for your loss. Tom Owens

Vernon Vaubel Jul 31 ,2021

Friend ,Ocverland Park ,Kansas

Condolences from myself and my wife Carole. We have many fond memories of the times spent with Walt and Donna. I was the Vice President of the Oriental Bandwhen Walt was President then followed him into the presidents position. We were together on many enjoyable occasions of Shrine functions. We won numerous Shrine Oriental Band competitions which made Walt very proud of his Shrine association and I was honored to be a friend associated with him. Walt will be missed. Sorry I couldn’t make the service but I will always cherish my fond memories of times spent with Walt & Donna. God Bless - Vern & Carole Vaubel

Jim Sanders Aug 01 ,2021

Hallmark Cards ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Walt was one of the very best people at Hallmark! He loved his job and the people who worked for him and with him! Hallmark and the world was a better place because of him! I, along with many Hallmarkers will miss Walt! My condolences to his family!

Homer Kay Aug 01 ,2021

Friend and colleague at Hallmark Cards ,Leawood ,Kansas

Donna and Family, I will remember Walt as one of the best I ever worked with at Hallmark. Walt was the epitome of what it meant to be a Hallmarker. He was kind, gracious, and caring. As a young man I was fortunate to have crossed path with Walt. Blessings and my sympathies as you celebrate the life of such a great individual. Sincerely, Homer Kay

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Jul 31 ,2021
Time:
9:00 AM
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Event:
Graveside Service
Location:
Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
Address:
701 North 94th Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
KS
Zip Code:
66109
Date:
Jul 31 ,2021
Time:
10:30 AM
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