Lester Hubert Erickson died on July 18, 2012 in Yuma, Arizona. He was born on August 6, 1918 in Sinai, South Dakota. Lester's joys in life were, dancing with his loving wife Vivian, traveling the USA, creating unique hand crafted bird houses and time with his family he treasured and loved. Lester is survived by his wife of 74 years, Vivian Ruth Erickson of Yuma, AZ; three daughters: Linette (Jule) Moravec of Carlsbad, CA, Vicki Reyelts of Yuma, AZ, Sandra (Frank) DeVries of Gulf Breeze, FL; one brother Ronald (Donna) Erickson of Gilbert, AZ; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters. His 'Celebration of Life Memorial' to be determined at a later date.