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Erick “Roger” Henrikson

d. July 15, 2019

Erick “Roger” Henrikson, age 71, of Athens, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Erick was born on October 10, 1947 in Springfield, IL, the son of Allen E. and Norma (Beck) Henrikson.

He is survived by his wife Linda; five step-daughters, Jenny (Everett) Qualls, Jacquie

(Steve) Wolf-Harris, Teresa (Kevin) Walsh-Puma, Kathy (Bill) Hooten, and Kim (Roger) Tilley; sister, Nancy (Charles) Good; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Erick is preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of Living Faith Baptist Church in Sherman.

Visitation for Erick will be held on Sunday July 21, 2019 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Living Faith Baptist Church in Sherman with Pastor Adam Cruse officiating.

Burial at Joel Hall Cemetery.

Memorials can made to Living Faith Baptist Church in Sherman.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens is assisting the family.


  1. Linda , I know you and the entire family will miss Erick from the depth of your heart! As for me , he was as good a friend as anybody could ever hope to have, and my world just got a little smaller and a lot sadder! Your friends – all the Todds

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about Roger’s passing. We went out a few times, riding horses in high school & I have nice memories from those rides.

  3. I am so sorry for linda at the loss of her husband and my dear friend Erick..I first met him about two years ago at our weekly bible study which was usually held at his home..what an awesome, giving , Christian man who gave his all for others ..Erick will be missed but we know he is with our Lord…and we will see him again…Godspeed my friend!

  4. I am sorry for the loss of your husband ,and my dear friend Erick “Roger”. we met many years ago at church. We have had a lot of miles together talking about farming trucks and tractors. A lot of good memories from DR. Roger will be missed but know he is with our Lord.

  5. My prayers are with all the families. He was a great friend to my husband (Rickey). Remember all of the great memories.

  6. Nancy, I was so sorry to learn of Roger’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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