Thomas J. Erickson Sr.

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RACINE - Thomas J. Erickson Sr., age 89, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Wisconsin Veteran’s Home in Union Grove. Thomas was born in Chicago, IL, September 24, 1924, son of the late Bert and Blanche (Nee: Rostron) Erickson. During World War II he proudly served in the United States Army in Europe with the 39th Signal Construction Battalion. On May 13, 1950 at St. Joseph Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Gloria J. Foley who preceded him in death, April 9, 2002. Throughout his career he was employed by A & P Grocery, St. Joseph School, Nestle, and retired from Denver Lutheran High School in 1986. He enjoyed crafts, creating beautiful stain glass, woodworking, stitching, painting, playing cards and traveling. More than anything he cherished time with his family and will be deeply missed. Survivors include his six children, Kathleen (Robert) Wenzloff of West Allis, Thomas Erickson Jr., Michael Erickson of Racine, David Erickson of Littleton, CO, Susanne (Gary) Friedrich of Mt. Pleasant, Donald Erickson of Lakewood, CO; his eleven grandchildren, Erica and Rebecca Wenzloff, James Erickson, Emily (Joseph) Paolone, Julia (Greg) Anders, Benjamin Friedrich, Kimberly Erickson-Beavis, Anthony, Mandie, Christopher, and Matthew Erickson; his three great-grandchildren, Abrianna, Alexis, and Autumn Erickson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jerome Foley, James Foley, Clyde (Rosi) Foley, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife he was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel Erickson; his brother, Russell Erickson and sister, Marion Kristiansen. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 7:00 P.M. with Rev. Steve Varghese officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Tuesday at the funeral home 5:00 P.M. until time of services. Interment with full military honors will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Memorials to Fairchild Hall at the Veterans Home in Union Grove have been suggested. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Fairchild Hall for their excellent and loving care. MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 MAIN ST. RACINE, WI 53403 (262) 634-7888 Please send condolences to

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Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
803 Main Street Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888
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Published in Racine Journal Times on May 18, 2014
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