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Trever Erickson

April 7, 2019 GMT

Trever Erickson

January 23, 1988 -- April 2, 2019

Trever Erickson, 31, of Elk Point, South Dakota, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Elk Point.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Scott Schilmoeller will co-officiate with Chaplain Steve Peters, with burial in Thabor Lutheran Cemetery in Wausa.

Military Funeral Honors will be conducted by 185th Air Refueling Wing Base Honor Guard and American Legion Riders.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk, with a 7:30 Vigil Service.

Trever Nathan Erickson was born to parents Kim and Nancy (Koehler) Erickson on Jan. 23, 1988, in Osmond. Trever was baptized and confirmed at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Bloomfield. He graduated from Wausa High School in May 2006.

On March 3, 2006, Trever enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Forces member. During his active duty military career, Trever was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base Omaha, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, and Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. In 2014, he enlisted in the Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln.

In 2015, he transferred into the Iowa Air National Guard, Sioux City. During his military career, he served in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, Freedom Sentinel, and Inherent Resolve. Trever was awarded numerous medals and ribbons to include the Air Force Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Force Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Force Good Conduct Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal (with Silver Star). For more than three years, Trever has served with the 185th Air Refueling Wing as a valued Mentor, Wingman, and Defender of the Force. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters in Arms.

On Oct. 23, 2015, Trever married Jet Galicia. They met while Trever was deployed in Qatar in 2011. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, golfing, meat smoking and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Jet Erickson of Elk Point, South Dakota; daughter, Leilani Galicia of Elk Point; father, Kim (Tammy Marshall) Erickson of Neligh, mother, Nancy Erickson of Wausa; brothers, Tyler (Jill) Erickson and their children Grant, Noah, Eli, and Emma of Columbus, and Travis (Staci) Erickson of Omaha, Nebraska; grandmothers, Arlis Erickson of Norfolk, and Arlis Koehler of Wausa; mother-in-law, Rosa Reyes; brother-in-law, Genesis (Dianne) Galicia and their children Nevaeh and Kaylie; sisters-in-law, Viera Galicia and Ana Reyes; nephew, Darian Morales; aunts, uncles, and cousins; as well as many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Gary R. Erickson and Vernon C. Koehler.