Hans C. Ericksen
Hans C. Ericksen, age 58, of 1273 Magnolia Road N.W., Magnolia, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 22, 2010, in Aultman Hospital at Canton after suffering an apparent heart attack in his home.
Born March 31, 1952, in Canton, he was the son of Charles E. and Jean F. Krug Ericksen of Sherrodsville.
He is a retired Teamster, and a former driver for Preston 151 Trucking, for whom he worked for 23 years. He was also formerly a driver for Consolidated Freightways, and finally Roadway Express, from which he retired. Hans was a very enthusiastic participant and fan of both drag racing and circle track racing. He was a proud Teamster, who had affiliations with both Teamsters Local #92 in Canton and Local #24 in Akron. He was a passionate fan of NASCAR and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He restored classic cars, and was the proud owner of a 1962 Chevrolet Bellaire and a 1938 Plymouth Coupe. He liked to relax by hanging out with his buddies and his grandson the "Meister". He was a member of the Magnolia Eagles Club.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Paula Spilker Ericksen, whom he married July 7, 1977; two sons and a daughter, Daniel E. Ericksen and his companion Heather Howard of Santa Maria, CA, Andrew Christian Ericksen of Magnolia, and Tiffany Nicole Ericksen of Canton; a grandson, Gage Riley Ericksen of Canton; two step-grandchildren, Spencer and Haley Howard both of Santa Maria, CA; two brothers, Charles G. "Smoke" (Kathy) Ericksen of Bamberg, SC and Lou (Susan) Ericksen of Sherrodsville; a sister, Mrs. Jim (Karen) Greenleaf of Sherrodsville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Ericksen and two nieces, Rhonda M. Ericksen and Jennifer Marie Jones.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Rev. Carol McCartney officiating. Interment will follow in the Zion Cemetery near Sherrodsville. Calling hours will be held Monday from 6 - 8 p.m. in the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4682 Douglas Circle N.W., Canton, O. 44718 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box #2680, North Canton, O. 44720. To leave an online condolence message, visit www.baxtergardner.com.