Virginia Erickson

Virginia "Ginny" (Burrell) Erickson, 68, of Elk Point, South Dakota passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 at her home, surrounded by loved ones, after a brief fight with brain cancer.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Kober Funeral Home in Elk Point, South Dakota with Pastor Steve Miller officiating. A luncheon to follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Elk Point. Burial of ashes will be at a later date.

Ginny was born on Sept. 15, 1950 in Sioux City, Iowa to Melvin and Marjorie (Smith) Burrell.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Erickson of Elk Point, South Dakota; sons, David (Kari) Burrell of Dakota City, NE; Nathen (Laura) Erickson of Marion, SD and Shein (Crystall) Erickson of Sioux Falls, SD; a daughter, Jennifer Erickson of Sioux Falls, SD; 13 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; her brother, Charles (Cheryl) Burrell of Vermillion, SD.

Ginny was a devoted Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She also had a lifelong devotion to helping others, having been a long time EMT for Elk Point Ambulance and a career in law enforcement as a dispatcher for Union County Sheriff’s Dept., Yankton Police Dept., and retiring from Clay County Communications.

Ginny was preceded in death by her parents, Marjorie and Melvin Burrell.

Kober Funeral Home of Elk Point has been entrusted with the services. Condolences may be made online at