Sarah Carolyn (Anderson) Erickson

May 5, 1932 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 89)


Sarah Carolyn Erickson, age 89, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, went to heaven on December 28, 2021 at the Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg.  She was born on May 5, 1932 to Agnar Carl & Dorothy Estelle (Ford) Anderson in Worms, yes Worms, Nebraska.  She attended school in Central City and graduated from Central City High School.  She went on to attend Doane College in Crete where she met Bob Erickson whom she married on August 24, 1952.  Bob and Sarah had four fantastic, amazing, and beautiful children.

     Sarah was a teacher’s aide for many years at Crete Public Schools.  She also managed the home front while Bob fulfilled his coaching duties at Crete, then Kearney and finally at Doane College.  Sarah did whatever needed to be done including:  washing jerseys, making her famous Yum Yum’s for members of the teams and their families or bringing her playground whistle to games when referees were missing calls (Bob wasn’t the only one who thought they missed some calls). Sarah loved to bake, swim, shop at Hyvee, walk with friends, attend Bob’s games as well as the various events of her kids, grandkids and great grandkids.  While being a coach’s wife was work it also allowed Sarah to go on many trips with the team from Texas, to Hawaii to the Bahamas.  Family was everything to Sarah but she also made time for friends including the M & Ms (of which she was a founding member and known as “The Big Cheese”).  Sarah was part of many Bible study groups where she met lifelong friends. 

      Although we miss her dearly, Sarah’s great granddaughter, Anna, summed it up best when she said, “Oh, I bet she is up there running and hopping and giving Big Bob the best hugs!”

Earth-side Family:

Children and Spouses

Marta & Jim Papik – Stromsburg, Nebraska

Mark & Barbara Erickson – Olathe, Kansas

Scott & Jodi Erickson – Horton, Kansas

Lisa & Tod Wyrick – Lincoln, Nebraska

Grandchildren (Spouses)

Jonathan Papik (Rachel), Kristin Syde (Dan), Megan Erickson, Matthew Erickson (Sarah), Amanda Erickson, Michael Erickson, Hannah Harris (Mark) Sam Wyrick (Ashton), Andrew Erickson, Jackson Wyrick, Joseph Wyrick, and Gabriella Wyrick.

The Greats

Bob, Maggie, Noelle, Kayley, Anna, Mila, Mayla, Ava, Taletta, Octavia and Margot


Jo Anderson (sister-in law), Andrea (Bob) Kuhn (Cousin), Jim (Millie) Roark (Cousin)

And a host of other family and dear friends.

Heaven-side Family:


Bob Erickson


Agnar and Dorothy Anderson

Ron Anderson (brother), Don Erickson (brother-in-law), Eugene Erickson (brother-in-law)

     A celebration of life service will take place on January 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Van Dorn Campus of Christ Place Church (5555 Roose Street) in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial gift to Midwest Covenant Home.

     Sarah’s family would also like to thank all who have loved and cared for mom on her journey home including:  Yankee Hill Village, The Landing, Tabitha Home Health (especially Matt, Yvonne, and Abi), Tabitha Hospice and the incredible staff at Midwest Covenant Home who went above and beyond to provide comfort and peace.  You all are angels!

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Memorial Service
January 7, 2022

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