Obituary for Kenneth R. Erickson

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Kenneth Richard Erickson, 87, of Holmen, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Gundersen Health System. He was born on September 10, 1931 in Cashton, Wisconsin to William and Helen (Wallace) Erickson. Following graduation from Cashton High School, he served his country as an air traffic controller in the U.S. Airforce from 1949 until 1953. He spent his career at General Motors in Janesville as a mill rite and later in plant engineering. Ken was joined in marriage on June 18, 1983 to Patsy Hare. Following his interest in mechanical production, he enjoyed airplanes, motorcycles, and trains.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Patsy, daughter, Sherri Erickson of Madison, step-daughter, Sandra (Bill Heider) Hess of West Salem, sons Darrell (Patty) Erickson of Stoughton, Wisconsin, and Chris (Sue) Erickson of Phoenix, Arizona, brothers-in-law, Ronald (Judy) Hare, Robert (Sue) Hare, Michael (Kathryn) Hare, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Doris Matthews, and his brothers, Robert and Walter Erickson.
Memorial services will be held at Dickinson Family Funeral Home (809 Gillette Street, La Crosse) on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with a time for visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. with Art Thelen officiating. The Dickinson Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.