Sioux City

Roger R. Ericksen, 72, of Sioux City, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. The Rev. Daniel Rupp will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a vigil at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. Online condolences may be directed to

Roger, the only son of Elmer and Mabel (Connor) Ericksen, was born on March 1, 1945, in Battle Creek, Iowa. He was raised in Ida Grove, Iowa, where he attended schools and graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1963. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served at various locations in the U.S. and Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1966.

Roger received additional training at St Joseph Hospital as an x-ray technologist and this is where he met his future wife, Nancy. He married Nancy Hosch on June 21, 1969 in Randolph, Neb.

Roger and Nancy moved to Duluth, Minn., before returning to Sioux City, where Roger began a career with St. Luke's Regional Medical Center. Roger served as head of the Nuclear Medicine Department at St. Luke's until retiring in 2013.

Roger enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, feeding birds and annoying the squirrels. He also enjoyed wood working, his tools, yard work, watching classic shows and the neighbor's dogs.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Ericksen of Sioux City; four sons, Brett (Karla) Ericksen of Le Mars, Iowa, Grant (Annette) Ericksen of DeWitt, Iowa, Trent (Bryna) Ericksen of Liberty, Mo., and Kyle Ericksen of Sioux City; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth Ericksen, Noah Ericksen, Maegan Ericksen, and Katie Ericksen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Andrew Ericksen.