Dorothy Elaine Erickson was born January 8, 1943 to Earl and Ella (Clausen) Stearns in Alden, Iowa. She married Kenneth E. Erickson, Jr. on November 24, 1963. Dorothy graduated Story City high school in 1961. She later graduated from AIB in Des Moines.
Dorothy worked for Economy, Fire, and Casualty in Ames, at the Child Development Department at Iowa State University, spent several years at Erickson Machine Tools in Story City and the remainder of her years as a homemaker.
Dorothy passed away at her home in Story City on March 17, 2010 at 67 years of age.
Survivors include her husband Kenneth of Story City, Iowa; her daughter Kelley Frisch of Ankeny, Iowa; two sons, Kent Erickson of La Jolla, California and Kurt and his wife Stacey Erickson of Story City, Iowa; two brothers, Elmer Stearns of Adel, Iowa and Dr. David Stearns of Conway, Arkansas; her sister Erlene Boots of Weslaco, Texas; and nine grandchildren, Jessica, Justin, Jenae, Kayla, Kendrew, Kyler, Wyatt, Whitney and Ellie.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Joyce Morris.
Funeral services held on March 22, 2010 at the Harvest Evangelical Free Church in Story City with Pastor Jim Levitt and Pastor Mat Soderstrum officiating.
Organist was Brad Stellmaker and soloist was David Mechaelsen.
Casket bearers were Steve Johnson, Bob Naig, Larry Esk, Phil Peterson, Jim Creighton and Mike Jensen.
Burial will be at the Story City Municipal Cemetery at a later date. Soderstrum Funeral Homes was in charge of the arrangements.