Louis “Louie the Plumber” Erickson, 71, Independence, Missouri, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at his home.

Louis “Louie the Plumber” Erickson, 71, Independence, Missouri, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 11424 E. US 24 Hwy, Sugar Creek, MO.

Louis is preceded in death by his father, John Erickson; mother, Verna Erickson; and sister, Rose Marie Erickson.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Erickson; children, Juanita Ferrell, John Erickson, and Jason Erickson and his wife, Paula; grandchildren, Matthew Ferrell and girlfriend Blenny Senthavy, Alexis Erickson and Zachary Erickson; and great-grandchild, Rhyan Ferrell.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heartland Hospice Fund. Donations can be made at www.heartlandhospicefund.org or by calling 1-800-427-1902.