ELK POINT, S.D. — Funeral services for Trever Erickson, 31, Elk Point, S.D., were April 8, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Norfolk. Rev. Scott Schilmoeller co-officiated with Chaplain Steve Peters.
Burial was in Thabor Lutheran Cemetery, Wausa.
Military Funeral Honors were conducted by 185th Air Refueling Wing Base Honor Guard and American Legion Riders.
Visitation and a Vigil Sevice were Sunday at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home, Norfolk.
Trever died April 2, 2019, at Elk Point.
Trever Nathan Erickson was born to Kim and Nancy (Koehler) Erickson Jan. 23, 1988, in Osmond. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Bloomfield. He graduated from Wausa High School in May 2006.
Trever enlisted in the United States Air Force March 3, 2006, as a Security Forces member. During his active duty Military Career, Trever was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha; Incirlik Air Base, Turkey; Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hickam, Hawaii; and Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. In 2014, he enlisted in the Nebraska Air National Guard, Lincoln. In 2015, he transferred into the Iowa Air National Guard, Sioux City, Iowa. During his military career, he served in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, Freedom Sentinel, and Inherent Resolve. Trever was awarded numerous medals and ribbons to include the Air Force Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Force Achievement Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Force Good Conduct Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal (with Silver Star). For more than three years, Trever has served with the 185th Air Refueling Wing as a valued mentor, wingman, and defender of the Force. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters in Arms.
Trever married Jet Galicia Oct. 23, 2015. They met while Trever was deployed in Qatar in 2011.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, golfing, meat smoking and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, Jet Erickson, Elk Point, S.D.; daughter, Leilani Galicia, Elk Point, S.D.; father, Kim (Tammy Marshall) Erickson, Neligh; mother, Nancy Erickson, Wausa; brothers, Tyler (Jill) Erickson and their children Grant, Noah, Eli and Emma, Columbus; and Travis (Staci) Erickson, Omaha; grandmothers,Arlis Erickson, Norfolk, andArlis Koehler, Wausa; mother-in-law, Rosa Reyes; brother-in-law, Genesis (Dianne) Galicia and their children Nevaeh and Kaylie; sisters-in-law, Viera Galicia and Ana Reyes; nephew, Darian Morales; aunts, uncles and cousins; and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Gary R. Erickson and Vernon C. Koehler.