Erica Nicole (Johnson) Kerkman, 40, of Platte Center, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 in Columbus.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 39452 205th Ave., Columbus, NE 68601 with Pastor Brad Birtell officiating. To honor Erica’s wishes, cremation was chosen. Palmer-Santin Funeral Home in Fullerton is serving the family.
Erica was born December 5, 1977 to John and Donna (Bremer) Johnson in Fullerton. She graduated from Albion High School in Albion in 1995. She attended Doane College in Crete and was later employed for the State of Nebraska in Lincoln. She married Marty Kerkman on September 26, 2000 and they made their home in Platte Center. To this union, two sons were born, Aidan and Eli. She was employed at Columbus Medical Center in Columbus for 16 years.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, her dogs, and being outdoors.
She is survived by her fiancé, Brett Johnson of Arlington; sons, Aidan and Eli; father, John (Diane) Johnson of Albion; brothers, Craig Johnson of Albion and Tom Johnson of Monroe; nephews, Derrek and Brandon Johnson of Albion; and nieces, Sydney and Jennifer Johnson of Columbus. She leaves to mourn close friends, Mary Ann and Jim Donahue.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Donna Johnson, and grandparents, Elmer and Josephine Bremer and Ralph C. and Opal Johnson.