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“So sorry to read of your loss, Melanie. We we're all part of the Northern family and Spencer was in my class. Miss him a lot also. I am posting your...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Colleen Sparks - Boone, IA

“My deepest sympathy, Mel. She was blessed to have you as her daughter and caregiver. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Pam Claussen - Marshalltown, IA

“Meliane and family, I was sadden to see the passing of your Mother. You may not remember but our parents were good friend and we spent a lot of time...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Pam Wisecup-McIntyre - Boone, IA

“Goodbye..... A Nice Lady..... ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Tim Jones - Bandera, TX - Friend

“She was a true friend always caring and thoughtful. She will be missed by many. I grew up with her from the Old South School. on through High...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Donna Koester - SPENCER, IA

Ramona Erickson, 85, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in the Hearth Stone memory care unit of the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone after a long battle with Vascular Dementia and Parkinson's Disease.

Ramona's wishes were to be cremated. No services are planned. There will be a private family burial of the cremains at a later date. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Ramona Marlene Sweeney was born August 20, 1930 in Alleman, Iowa to Floyd and Bertha (Lark) Sweeney. The family moved to Ogden when she was a young child and she resided there until she entered the Eastern Star four years ago. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1951 and married her high school sweetheart, L. Don Erickson, on September 15, 1951 in Ogden.

Following graduation, Ramona worked for Iowa State University, Ogden Public Schools, Iowa Corn Growers Association, and City State Bank in Ogden.

Don and Ramona raised two children, Spencer and Melanie. She was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church. They had a very active life and traveled, fished, water skied, and camped and she was a big Hawkeye fan.

Ramona is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Melanie Erickson and Larry Eckhart; two grandchildren and spouses, Megan (Gabe) Fiscus and Caleb (Sarah) Hockett; two great grandchildren, Avery and Easton; brother, Patrick Sweeny, and brother-in-law, Leo Johnson; along with nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Don Erickson; her son, Spencer; sister, Rose Marie Johnson; brother, Owen Sweeny; and nephew, Brad Erickson.