Gerald Wesley "Wes" Erickson
Elsie - Gerald Wesley "Wes" Erickson, a resident of Elsie, died at home in the care of his family on June 1, 2021 at the age of 90. Wesley was born on February 19, 1931 in Ashley, Michigan to Elwood and Corrine Erickson. He married the love of his life, Patricia Ann Lapham on July 12, 1952. After serving as a member of the U.S. Army based in Kentucky, Wes and Pat returned to Michigan to set up their home in Elsie, Michigan. Wes spent most of his adult life as a farmer and enjoyed the quiet country life. Wesley and Patricia raised their five children on the farm and as retirement years approached, he transitioned to the life of a remodeling contractor. Wes served on the boards of Grove Bible Church and Grove Christian School for many years. He will be remembered for his quiet, sound, and reassuring contributions to the life of these beloved ministries. He also took time to go on a building mission trip with New Tribes Mission to Papua New Guinea. Focusing on the work of God's Kingdom wherever possible was a passion for him. Wes was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Louise Riggle. He is survived by his wife of nearly sixty-nine years Patricia, his children: Allan Erickson, Catherine (Carl) Jones, Christine (Daniel) Boone, Brian (Annette) Erickson, Tricia (Eric) Key, grandchildren: David (Sheila), Nick (Christie), Jessica, Tyler (Julianna), Holly, Michael, Melanie (Andrew), Matthew, Jena (Chad), Cale (Marisol), Makaila, Alicia, and Marissa, and seventeen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Joanne Allen, sister-in-law, Dorothy Johnson, and dozens of nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at Grove Bible Church, 6990 E. Price Road, St. Johns, on Friday, June 4, at 1PM. Friends may gather from 11AM until the time of service. Burial and Military Honors will follow at Duplain Cemetery. Memorials may be made in his name to Grove Bible Church. For further information, phone McGeehan Funeral Home, Keck-Coleman Chapel, at 989-224-4422 or visit www.McGeehanFH.com
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Published by Clinton County Community Newspapers from Jun. 1 to Jun. 6, 2021.