Dirk G Erickson peacefully passed in his home on August 21st, 2020 after a very courageous and hard fought battle with cancer.
Dirk was born May 24th, 1967 to Gaylord and Bonnie Erickson. He was the youngest of five children. Dirk has two older sisters, Suzanne and Lynette, and two older brothers, Todd and Brad. Dirk graduated from Borah High School in Boise, Idaho, and shortly after high school married Jill. Dirk and Jill later separated; together they had seven children, Alex, Oliver, Chase, Eli, Maggie, Fisher, and Billy.
Dirk joined the Air Force and was stationed at Fort Walton Beach, Florida for four years. After his military service he returned to Boise, Idaho to raise his kids closer to family. He spent over 20 years working in the information technology field. He loved computers and how they functioned. He could help anyone with software issues. Dirk also loved to work on cars and could often be found teaching his boys how to solve mechanical issues. He rarely hired a mechanic. If you had a car or computer problem Dirk would be the first one to offer to help you solve it.
Dirk loved to serve others. He lived a life full of service towards his family and those around him. He always put others needs before his own. Dirk is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and is a true disciple of Jesus Christ. He has served, and we know he continues to serve in many capacities in the church and loves every assignment.
In 2012 Dirk met the love of his life, Heidi Jo Chandler. They were married November 9, 2013 and later sealed in the Salt Lake City, Utah temple on July 23, 2016. Heidi brought four children to the marriage, Chandler, Dylan, Carly, and Chloe. Together they blended 11 amazing children.
Dirk loved his family fiercely. He embraced each new member of his family with love and rejoiced in the expansion of his family. He has four daughter in laws, two son in laws, five adoring grandsons, and one precious granddaughter. Dirk loved being together with all of his family gathered in his home. Dirk would do anything to care for all of his family including doing everything in his strength to fight cancer this last year to be with them longer.
In Dirk’s spare time he could be found on the basketball court, golf course, or out walking with his puppy.
Dirk was preceded in death by his mother Bonnie, nephew Tyler, and niece Kassi Jo. The family would like to thank MSTI, Huntsman Cancer Institute, and Keystone Hospice for their loving care. Dirk is an example of Christlike love. He loves the Savior and exemplifies Christlike qualities.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1133 Park Lane Eagle, Idaho. Condolences maybe left at www.bowmanfuneral.com
A livestream of Dirk’s service will be available on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 11:00 am please use the following links
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Dirk’s Funeral Service https://vimeo.com/452628158
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Bill French saysAugust 24, 2020 at 12:05 pm
Dirk you were an amazing man. For the short time I knew you, you were an obviously generous person, easy to talk to and get along with. I’ll miss our “over the wall” conversations.
Tara Britson saysAugust 24, 2020 at 12:27 pm
I’m so sad to hear of Dirk’s passing. I really enjoyed getting to know him at HP. He was always smiling, cheerful, and funny. My thoughts go out to his family.
Jorge Galvan saysAugust 24, 2020 at 12:36 pm
I feel lucky for having the opportunity to meet you and work with you, I will remember you my friend!
Richard Bui saysAugust 24, 2020 at 12:42 pm
I’m honored to have known Dirk as a co-worker and friend. His positivity and humor made mundane meetings enjoyable. He will be missed. To Dirk’s family, my prayers and thoughts go out to you.
Wes Dale saysAugust 24, 2020 at 12:54 pm
I always made time to visit with Dirk when I came to Boise. Super friendly and always went out of his way to lend a hand. He’ll be sorely missed. Prayers to his family.
Scott Wolff saysAugust 24, 2020 at 1:51 pm
So sorry for your loss. Dirk was a tremendous contributor to everything he did. It came as a shock that he left us. I will miss his smile, compassionate and patient demeanor, and support. He cared deeply and I will always remember his inquisitive nature.
Tara Britson saysAugust 24, 2020 at 2:31 pm
I’m so sad to hear about Dirk. I really enjoyed getting to know him while working at HP. He was always smiling, cheerful, and funny. My thoughts are with his family.
Kevin Gibb saysAugust 24, 2020 at 4:37 pm
My condolences to Dirk’s family and friends. While I met Dirk through working at HP, my favorite memories are those I built with him outside of work, such as playing arcade games at Grinkers and talking about life. I’ll miss you, Dirk.
Greg Butterfield saysAugust 24, 2020 at 6:35 pm
So sorry for the loss of this great man. He will be missed!
sharadhi saysAugust 24, 2020 at 11:25 pm
May your soul rest in peace .may god give your family the strength to bear this huge loss.
Ritu Aswal saysAugust 25, 2020 at 12:03 am
My sincere condolences to the family. he will be greatly missed, RIP Dirk!
Caroline Cruz saysAugust 25, 2020 at 9:01 am
May Dirk’s soul rest in peace, praying for the family to bear the loss of a loved one.
Donis Erickson saysAugust 25, 2020 at 5:20 pm
I truly enjoyed being in the company Dirk..his demeanor was always pleasant..he could be quit competetive which did not detract from his kindness. He made the “The Boys Week-end ” lively and full of fun…..
Korinna Guillinta saysAugust 25, 2020 at 5:47 pm
Dirk, although I did not know you well, it was always a pleasure working with you at HP or playing basketball with you on the HP courts. May you rest in paradise friend.
To the family, my sincerest condolences to you all during this difficult time. Praying for strength and healing for you all. Take care.
Susan Gyllenskog saysAugust 26, 2020 at 9:34 am
Our deepest sympathy from our family to yours.
Our prayers are with you as you find peace.
From the Loosle cousins,
Judy, Susan, Jan, Lyndon & Steve
Teresa Broadus saysAugust 26, 2020 at 11:05 am
My thoughts and prayers are with Dirk’s family and friends. Dirk was a kind-hearted soul and I will greatly miss him. We were on the same volleyball team and he was a lot of fun out on the sand. May you get to play and have lots of fun in heaven, Dirk.
Bill Leahy saysAugust 26, 2020 at 7:54 pm
I’m so very sorry to learn of Dirk’s passing. I only know Dirk from playing basketball but I played with him for years. It was always good times. I’d texted with Dirk since his surgery and he told me he was feeling good, only had to take a week off work, and would be back playing basketball in a month or two (as you’d expect from Dirk). And so it was….he was back playing ball. So it was shocking to hear that he’d passed away. He was such a gentle, kind man. My heart aches for his large family that he leaves behind. My blessed condolences. I’ll very much miss Dirk.
Brent Davis saysAugust 27, 2020 at 10:19 am
Dirk is a kind good hearted man. He has always had a kind, friendly “hi Brent” for me and made me feel that I was important to him.
Sharlene saysAugust 27, 2020 at 12:44 pm
Our thoughts are with you and your family. Love from the Griffiths cousins.
Sharlene and Shawn Maynard Terran (TJ) and Mekenna Maynard. Jaden Maynard
Debbie Palmer saysAugust 27, 2020 at 2:52 pm
Our deepest sympathy to your family from ours. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families at this time. We have many good memories of the Erickson family. Your dad was such a fun and personable person and always wanted the best for his family.
With much love,
Nathan, Debbie, Matt, MaLyn, Chase, CayLee
Darci Balius saysAugust 28, 2020 at 11:02 am
The world is a better place for those of of who had the opportunity to know Dirk. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.
C. saysAugust 28, 2020 at 12:51 pm
So very sorry for your loss. I met Dirk at HP but not where you would expect, on the volleyball court during our lunch time. It was Dirk and I who always wanted to kick the ball like soccer players, and once in a while we got a great return in! He will be greatly missed, not only on the court, but in our day-to-day life. He remains forever loved by all who crossed his path. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Brent Murphy saysAugust 28, 2020 at 4:33 pm
I was blessed to have the opportunity to work with Dirk for these past three years at HP. He brought a lot of fun, joy and laughter to our team. He was always kind, caring, and interested in others. I will deeply miss having Dirk as a team member and a friend. My deepest sympathies and condolences to Heidi, the kids, and the whole extended family. Dirk touched many lives and I will be forever grateful that he was able to be part of mine. I wish all of you strength and peace at this time.
Lenay (Stober) Arnold & Family saysAugust 28, 2020 at 9:22 pm
Dear Gaylord & Family, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May all that you have given to others be returned back to you at this time. Hugs and love from Munich, Germany.
Carol Menges saysAugust 29, 2020 at 11:29 am
My condolences to you, Gaylord, and to all your many family members. I didn’t know Dirk was sick. I didn’t know him well at all but have always been grateful for his checking around for me online to find my next car when I needed one quickly, and that you drove Bud and I out of town to check it out and buy it. That kindness and thoughtfulness are hallmarks of you Ericksons, as I see it. I pray you all are comforted during this hard time.
Emna Nafti saysSeptember 1, 2020 at 3:16 am
My sincere condolences to the family. Been lately working with Dirk for a certain project and I was amazed by the amount of professionalism and cheerfulness he was showing. He will be certainly missed. RIP .
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