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Obituary for Erna I. Ericksen
Erna Ida Hazel Ericksen, 89, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at Frederic Nursing Rehabilitation in Frederic, WI. She was born December 11, 1923 at Edgar, WI, the daughter of Theodore and Ida (Viegut) Redmann.
On June 25, 1946, she married Nels W. Ericksen in St. Paul, Minnesota. In the early 1950’s the couple bought a dairy farm near Frederic where Erna lived until her recent move to the nursing home. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading her Bible, crocheting, sewing, spending time in her vegetable and flower gardens, and with family and friends.
Surviving are six children: Larry (Georgene) Ericksen of Mellen, Judy (Jimmy) Gervasi of Lodi, CA, Earl (Pat) Ericksen of Frederic, Roy Ericksen of Frederic, James (Janet) Ericksen of Luck, and Paul Ericksen of Spencer, OK; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; 7 sisters: Edna, Dorothy, Alice, Maryann, Doris, Rose and Theodora; 3 brothers: Raymond, Daniel and Ralph; other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Nels; and two brothers, Lester and Ned.
Funeral services will be held at Siren Assembly of God Church, Siren, WI, on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 with Rev. Andy Bolant officiating. Visitation will begin at the church at 9:30 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. Vocalist will be Georgene Ericksen and Jeremiah Stavne as musician. Erna will be laid to rest next to her husband, Nels at Bone Lake Cemetery, east of Luck, at 1:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be left at www.rowefh.com . Refer to this website for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at the Rowe Funeral Home, 715-472-2444.