Richard (Dick) Wallace Erickson (83) passed away on November 21, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. Born May 28, 1935 to Albert and Mabel (Oslund) Erickson. Dick was the oldest of four children and a graduate of Litchfield High School, Litchfield, MN, Class of 1953. He served with the US Army during the Berlin crisis where he earned top honors for his marksmanship. Soon after moving to Salt Lake City in 1956 he started his own business specializing in asphalt paving, excavation and railroad construction. In 1963 he married Rita Rae Anderson of Litchfield, MN, and together they had two children, three grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. After Rita’s passing in 2007, he started a new chapter in his life in 2008 with Faye Irene Murray of Lake Havasu, AZ. With a renewed spirit he found the joy in life, which gave him comfort in the end. He was a man of few words but managed to touch the lives of many. \r\nDuring his lifetime he traveled to all seven continents, hunted around the world, and was an accomplished musician, a licensed pilot, and an avid collector of everything and anything from tote gote’s, motorcycles, automobiles, to steam-powered tractors. He leaves behind a legacy that will inspire generations for years to come. \r\nHe was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Mabel; wife, Rita; and siblings: Dean, Diane and Donald. He is survived by his children, Pamela Rae Williams and Todd Richard Erickson; grandchildren, Troy Todd Erickson (Danielle), TJay Ray Erickson (Auchelle), and Zeth Williams Kocherhans (Carson); and great-grandchildren, Trayson Erickson (9) and Aspen Erickson (5).\r\nFuneral services will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Christ Lutheran Church located at 260 E. 5600 So., Murray, Utah. A viewing will be held preceding the funeral service from 10:00-11:45 a.m. Interment will be at Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah, beginning at 1:30 p.m. with military honors. A luncheon for family and friends will be held at Christ Lutheran Church from 2:30-4:30 p.m.\r\nIn lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Legion, 5709 West Plumbago Avenue, Kearns, Utah 84118.