Gary Lee Erlandson, 73 - December 08, 2012Gary Lee Erlandson, 73, of Lincoln, originally of Gothenburg, died on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
Services are planned for Monday, Dec. 17, at the Libertyville Evangelical Free Church, Cross Life. Burial will be at the Lakeside Cemetery at Libertyville, IL.
Erlandson was born March 3, 1939, at Gothenburg to Aldor and Lillian Erlandson.
He attended school in Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1957. He then attended Colorado State University, graduating in 1961 with a bachelor of arts degree.
In 1960, he was married to Elaine (Nelson) Erlandson of Holdrege. To this union, a daughter and a son were born.
Erlandson taught school for several years in Wisconsin and Illinois. He then received his master’s degree in business administration from Lake Forest College in 1980. He served as the head of the business office at Trinity International University for over 30 years.
His wife passed away in 2003. In 2004, he was united in marriage to Marilyn (Kolb-Jensen) Erlandson of Gothenburg in Lincoln. The couple moved to Lincoln in 2005 to reside.
Erlandson and his wife enjoyed traveling during their eight years of marriage as well as spending time with family, according to family members.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Aldor and Lillian; his first wife, Elaine.
Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn; his children—Cheryl (Bradley) Mckown of Independence, MN, and Scott (Suzanne) Erlandson of Libertyville; his grandchildren—Judson and Jane Mckown, Tyler, Krista and Kyle Erlandson; his wife’s three children—Robin Jenkins, Marcie (Ken) Burbach and Mikeal (Billie Jo) Jensen; seven grandchildren—Tyson (Jenni) Jenkins, Nolan Jenkins, Levi Jenkins, Lindsey Pickering, Lacey Pickering, Lexie Pickering and Patrick Jensen; three great-grandchildren—Aubrey, Parker and Loni.