Jacob L Eriks

April 24, 1953 ~ November 12, 2019 (age 66)


JACOB L. ERIKS, 66, of West Frankfort passed away peacefully at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. On Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, 2019.

He was born in Hammond, IN on April 24, 1953.  He loved NASCAR racing, and loved watching his westerns.

Mr. Eriks is survived by his:

Partner:  Jane Gallardo of West Frankfort

Daughter: Crystal Babcock of Chesterton, IN

Daughter: Melissa Spiegel of CA

Son: Jeremy Eriks & wife Therese of CA

7 Grandsons: Merrick, Braden, Hunter, Aiden, Joshua, Kale & Evan

Stepdaughter: Pamela Gallardo

2 StepGranddaughters: Giana & Gabby

Sister: Cindy Brown & husband Donald of Guyton, GA

Sister: Jackie Slinker of Tallahassee, FL

Brother:  John David

Brother: Danny Dykhuizen of Gary, IN

Brother: John Dykhuizen & wife Michelle of MO.

Sisters: Bonnie Middleborn, Tina Demmon, Kim & Keith Powell, Betty & Charlotte

Mr. Eriks was preceded in death by his Parents.

Memorial Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 20th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.

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November 20, 2019

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

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