Obituary: Gerald N. Erickson – Keweenaw Report


As received from Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Service:

Dollar Bay resident Gerald N. “Jerry” Erickson, 82, died Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium.

Jerry was born September 2, 1939 in Hancock, the son of the late William and Effie (Simula) Erickson. He graduated from Hancock High School with the class of 1957. He held various jobs including mining and teaching auto mechanics before becoming the owner and operator of Jerry’s Transmission in Ripley.

Jerry was married to Elder Judith Dormanen in 1961. He was a member of the Old Hancock Apostolic Lutheran Church.

The preceding in death in addition to his parents is a sister, Diane Ek.

Surviving is his wife Judy Erickson

Their children:

Kristen (Lyle) Uskoski, Ben (Laura) Erickson, Ted (Barb) Erickson, Nels (Mary) Erickson, Ward (Jodi) Erickson, Evan (Celeste) Erickson, Travis (Michelle) Erickson, Frans (Keli) Erickson, Ann ( Chuck) Ritola.

Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her siblings: MaryAnn (Richard) Rosenlund, Bill (Kathleen) Erickson, Virginia Erickson, Margie (George) Denofre, Leo (Joan) Erickson, Julene (Tom) Dahlgren, Joe (Cecilia) Erickson, Jack (Mary) Erickson, Connie (Richard) Hammerstrom.

Many Christian nieces, nephews, cousins ​​and friends.

Jerry’s funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church in Hancock with Ron Jouppe officiating. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.

Friends can call Monday, June 27, 2022 from 4-8 p.m. at Old Apostolic Lutheran Church in Hancock and again on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of funeral.

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Hancock’s Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Service helps the family make arrangements.


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