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Eriksen, John Douglas

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January 14, 1957 - April 5, 2015

Eriksen, John Douglas

John Douglas Eriksen of Farmers Branch, Texas was born January 14, 1957 in Tachikawa, Japan to John and Doris Eriksen; he died April; 5th 2015 after a brief illness in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Brenda Eriksen; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Shanda Eriksen, son Randy Eriksen; 2 grandsons:  John and Branson; 2 granddaughters, Cheyanne and Lexi; sisters, Nancy Eriksen and Lesley Webb; and brother, Alan Eriksen, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

John served as a Marine from 1974 – 1977, then joined the automotive world.  He worked for John Roberts BMW from 1981 – 1999.  He then left John Roberts BMW and joined Classic BMW.  He worked at Classic BMW until the time of his passing.  John enjoyed golfing, fishing, boating, scuba diving, traveling, spending time with family, and was a fierce competitor in “Words with Friends”.  John also loved his 2 dogs Toby and Maverick, 2 cats Thelma and Louise, and his salt water aquariums.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas  75234.

There will also be a visitation on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with the Funeral Services beginning at 2:00 pm all in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

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Fran & Lou Smith

April 14, 2015 12:57PM

Lou and I are so very sorry for your loss. I just found out what has happened. Please know that you and yours are in our prayers.

Debra Foster

April 10, 2015 11:52AM

Brenda and family please accept my deepest sympathy in the lost of your loved one. The Celebration of Life and Homegoing Services for John was a beautiful and spirit filled ceremony. Continue to trust in God and keep your faith. Weeping may endure for a night but joy will come in the morning.

Diane Chambers

April 09, 2015 5:58PM

Brenda, I just heard about the sad news. I am so sorry for your loss. Just know that our Heavenly Father loves you and is standing by with open arms to caress and comfort you during your time of berievement. He loves you and will never leave you or forsake you! I mourn your loss and continue to keep you in my prayers. Love you and miss seeing your smiling face! Diane

Jim & Heidi Craver

April 09, 2015 1:05PM

My sympathies to Brenda and to all of John's family. I am so sorry for the loss of your loving husband, father, & brother. I have fond memories of growing-up with John. I hope that your wonderful memories of time spent with him can ease your pain, and that you can find peace and support at this difficult time. Jim Craver

Shirley Williams

April 09, 2015 9:16AM

I am very sorry for your loss, and I'm praying for you and the family. I love you,but God loves you more and he can restore your spirit, give you peace, strength and comfort.

sandra gonzales

April 09, 2015 9:02AM

Brenda I know it has been hard on you with your illness and your husband's as well. I am so sorry for your lose. But I know he is in a better place. I did not know your husband but he must have been a great man. you are amazing to go through what you have had to carry. I will keep you in my prayers. call me if you need anything.

Robert Schmidt

April 09, 2015 7:49AM

Brenda and family, please except my sympathy on the passing of John. He was a good husband, father and brother. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

Francis and Paula Gesselberty

April 09, 2015 7:20AM

We are so sorry for your loss. When our loved ones pass, we carry their memories with us. Hoping that you remember all of the wonderful times you shared with him in your hearts and use those memories to carry you through the tough times. We are sending prayers your way.

Darla Trantham

April 09, 2015 7:15AM

So sorry for your loss. John was such a dear friend & co-worker to Steve. It was nice meet everyone at the viewing, especially, you, Brenda & Greg. May the Lord Comfort and Bless your family.

Marcy VonScio

April 09, 2015 7:00AM

Our deepest sympathies to the entire family on this sudden loss. May you turn to God for comfort and understanding during this difficult time. Love and hugs to you all. The VonScio family

Gloria Hawkins

April 08, 2015 8:16PM

Brenda, I want you to know I am praying for your strength during this time, we don't understand why things happen, but John is not suffering any more, he is at peace and one day you will see him again.
I Love You!

Elvia Munoz

April 08, 2015 5:30PM

Brenda, my heart, thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family. There isn't a heart so broken the Lord cannnot heal. We will continue to lift your family in prayer & express our deepest sympathy for your loss,the Rock of your life. Just know your Insolvency Family Loves You.

Lorraine Washington

April 08, 2015 4:25PM

Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family during these tough times.

Tina Kawulka

April 08, 2015 4:12PM

My deepest sympathy goes out to John's family. It is never easy to say goodbye to someone who is loved so dearly. John would always help me play words with friends. When I would make a move he would tell me what I should or shouldn't of done. He use to always kick my butt. The last few months I started winning a few games. Thanks to John. Rest in peace.

Gina Daniels - Tago

April 08, 2015 3:52PM

Hey Brenda, I am so sorry for the loss of your Best Friend, you two shared a wonderful relationship which you will cherrish for everver. I pray for the entire family to have strength though these times. May the blessings of the Lord be with you all.. love you -Gina

Wendy Mooring

April 08, 2015 3:28PM

Brenda, family and friends, know that God is sovereign and He knows exactly what you are going through. Pay forward what John put into you and be a blessing to others. May the peace that surpasses all understanding be yours! God loves you and so do I!

Lenny Rich

April 08, 2015 2:51PM

I worked with John for a few years. He was a very giving and kind person. Taught me much but was most impressed with his ways. I am very sorry for your family as we all have lost a truly wonderful human being. As said above, we will always have the great memories of him. Loved ya man. Lenny

Karen Smith

April 08, 2015 2:22PM

Brenda I was sadden to hear of the loss of your husband and I want you to know I am praying tha God will comfort and strength during this time of bereavement.

Duane Reiter

April 08, 2015 2:20PM

Though it has been sometime since we have visited I want to truly express how sorry I am for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that I reflect on some great memories to this day. John always had a smile. Thoughts and prayers for you and family.

Melba Howard

April 08, 2015 1:37PM

Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss but rejoice for heaven's gain. Be comforted and know many prayers have been prayed.

Cheryl Fowler

April 08, 2015 11:29AM

Brenda and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your strength through this tough time.


April 08, 2015 9:36AM

Worked with John Eriksen at John Roberts
BMW for 11 years, and also at CLASSIC BMW for 12 years, rest in peace.
Miguel Rosas

Nita and David Shipp

April 08, 2015 7:56AM

Brenda, we were so shocked but appreciative when George called us. We are so sorry for your loss and please let the family know that they are in our thoughts and prayers from Texarkana. We are never prepared for the loss of a loved family member, but prayers and support from friends and family always help through these rough times. Again, our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Terrie English

April 08, 2015 7:34AM

Just wanted you and your family to know I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this time and after.

Bill Conlon

April 08, 2015 5:00AM

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your great loss. No matter how long our loved one lives, death always bring sorrow. The Bible give much hope and comfort. At John 5:28,28 we find the hope of the Resurrection. And Revelation 21:3-5 tell of a time when death will be no more. May our God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ grant you comfort in your time of need.

Joe Yetzer

April 07, 2015 5:35PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories bring you peace during this difficult time.

Joe & Rhonda Yetzer

David Williams

April 07, 2015 5:23PM

We are truly sorry for your loss and John will be greatly missed by all of us. He was our go to guy.
We have lost a valuable part of our team.
we have you in our prayers.

Debbie Grisham

April 07, 2015 10:52AM

Greg I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of your father, losing a family member is never easy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.