Wesley Erickson
1969 - 2015
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On Oct. 24, 2015, Wesley William Erickson, 45, passed away at home after a two year battle with cancer, under the care of his loving wife, Pam, and extended family in Anchorage, Alaska. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at the Anchorage Church of Christ, 2700 Debarr Road in Anchorage. Wesley was born in Manitowoc, Wis., on Dec. 30, 1969, to Neil W. Erickson and Margie K. (Schmitz) Voelker. He graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School in 1988, and later went on to enlist into the United States Air Force, where he served for 10 years as a Dental Laboratory Assistant, attaining the rank of Sergeant. After his discharge, Wesley settled in Anchorage, where he spent countless hours fishing and hunting the outdoors in the South Central and Kenai areas. His passion for hunting included both rifle and bow hunting, with the successful harvest of moose and other Alaskan wildlife. He possessed excellent skill in crafting his own arrows. Wesley met Pam Andrews, the love of his life, in 2001, they were married later on July 27, 2002. They both continued in sharing their love and respect for the great outdoors together with their many nephews and nieces as well as others. He volunteered by teaching gun and hunting safety to local youth through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. He was employed with several prominent Dental Laboratories, before he established his own Dental Laboratory, Seawolf Dental. Wesley was preceded in death by his mother, Margie Voelker; grandparents, Iola and William Schmitz; and Thelma and Willard Erickson. Wesley is survived by his wife of 13 years, Pamela Erickson of Anchorage; daughter, Melissa Castagno and granddaughter, Evelynn Sanders both of Anchorage; parents, Neil and Andree Erickson of Manitowoc, Wis.; stepfather, Wayne Voelker of Florence, Wis.; sister, Heidi Erickson of Florence, Wis.; brothers, CSM Russell Erickson of Ft. Drum, N.Y., and David Erickson of Iron Mountain, Mich.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Patrick and MaryAnn Andrews; brothers-in-law, Phil and Patrick Andrews, both of Anchorage; sisters-in-law, Pearl Turney, Marion Hughes, Michelle Murphy and Marcy Hensch-Boeckman, all of Anchorage; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and condolences may be sent to the family c/o Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave., Anchorage, AK 99515. Please visit Wesley's obituary and online guestbook at www.AlaskanFuneral.com.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Nov. 1, 2015.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
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November 4, 2015
I am o sorry for your loss Pam and may you always remember all the great times you had together. You know you can always come talk with me. Love , Cindy Freistone
November 3, 2015
Wes was such a great guy Pam. I remember seeing the two of you so happy together. It warmed my heart for the both of you. I know he will be dearly missed by you and your family. I am here for you - praying for your peace and comfort during this difficult time and absolutely anything else you need dear friend. Much love to you and God Bless.
Shelly Hennessy
November 3, 2015
Pam, Pearl and all his family,
We at the gym were so privileged to have known you. We loved him and you. I am praying for the Lord to comfort you exceedingly and give the love only He can give at this time and in your future. What can I do for you?
Christine N.
November 2, 2015
Wes will always hold a special place in the Harvey families hearts. He was always smiling when any of us walked into the room, and words cannot express the sorrow and sadness we all have with Wes's passing. Brave, sincere, true blue. He will be sorely missed by us.
To Pam and your families, please know we are praying for God's comfort and peace to you all.
Karen Harvey
November 2, 2015
Wes you always had a contagious smile and an amazing outlook on life. You will be greatly missed and always remembered. I am grateful that Jess and I met you and Pam.
Cheryl Edwards
November 1, 2015
While Sheryl and I are saddened by the loss of Wes, we are blessed to have known him. We are comforted with the thoughts of the good times we had with both Wes and Pam. The summer fishing season will always bring the reminders of the time we had with him. We are truly sorry for your loss.
Rick Main
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