Alice M. Ericksen, age 94, of 217 Dakota Avenue, Gladstone, MI died Sunday morning April 23, 2006 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba where she was a resident.
Alice was born November 2, 1911 in Gladstone, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Gagon) Artley. She was raised in Gladstone and she attended Gladstone High School. Alice was united in marriage to Erling Ericksen and they made their home in Gladstone where they raised their five children. During WW II Alice worked for Marble Cars in Gladstone. Alice was a member of the All Saints Church in Gladstone, Ministers of Praise and the Gladstone Senior Center. Alice was a very social person and she loved having company over and visiting with people. Her hobbies included playing cards with her friends.
1 Son: Duane Ericksen of Bellefontaine, OH
4 Daughters: Mary Alice (Richard) Kalmback of Chelsea, MI; Jacquelyn (Harold) Karnitz of Gladstone; Elaine Poma of Rapid River, MI; Michelle (Terry) Powers of Houghton Lake, MI
1 Sister: Mildred Lund of Rapid River
14 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.
Numerous nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Erling in 1980, three sisters, Viola Blatterbaur, Hazel LaLond, Norma Calvey, two brothers, Harold and Edwin Artley.
I would like to extend my condolences to all of Alice’s family. She was the nicest lady & was a dear friend of my Mom’s, Toots Kalishek. They had some wonderful times together at Bayview Manor. My kids were a big fan of Alice, & loved to visit with her also, when visiting Gramma Toots. We will miss her!
Cheryl (Kalishek) Bernard
DeTour Vlg., MI
I feel privilidged to have known Alice. I took care of Alice as a Home Health Aide thru (St Francis and CAA). We became good friends and I respected her very much. My condolances to all her family members.
7 Pinewood Drive, Gladstone, MI