Virginia Erickson

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Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:52 pm

Virginia “Ginny” (Burrell) Erickson, 68, of Elk Point, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 at her home after a brief fight with brain cancer.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 31 at Kober Funeral Home in Elk Point with Pastor Steve Miller officiating. Burial of ashes will be at a later date.

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

She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She also had a lifelong devotion to helping others, having been a longtime 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.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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