A private family service is planned in the spring of 2021 at the family ranch for 83-year old Clara Erixon of Crawford, NE.
In lieu of flowers, memorials or donations may be sent to the Quilts of Valor Foundation www. qovf.org or Crawford Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue at 220 Elm Street, Crawford NE, 69339.
Clara Irene (Weckwerth) Erixson was born in Hot Springs, SD on August 12, 1937 to Walter and Mabel (Meier) Weckwerth. She was called home by God after a short fight with Covid-19 and other complications on Sunday, Nov 8, 2020.
Clara lived with her railroad family in SD, WY and NE before she graduated from Alliance High School in 1956 and enlisted in the U-S Air Force. She cherished her time at Lackland, Chanute, and Lowry AFB where she worked as a weather technician.
Clara and Dick Erixson were married in the fall of 1958 and lived in Lincoln, NE. She was blessed with 6 children and served as a den mother for Scouting, where she worked with many young children.
Clara enjoyed needlepoint and cake decorating, but was passionate about quilting and enjoyed this activity thru her last days.
For many years, Clara made porcelain dolls and repaired many dollies involved in accidents. She made a home for many dolls and over the years collected more than 2000.
She donated her dolls to the Dawes County Historical Society, where a new building housing them will open to the public in the coming month.
Clara is survived by her beloved husband Dick, sons John, Mike, and Jim, daughter Carolyn; sister Rita, 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jim, and 2 sons, Theodore and Richard Jr.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.