Jeanne A. “Granny” Erickson, age 89, of 2722 South Hill Road, Gladstone, died Sunday morning July 3, 2005, at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba where she had been a patient for the past two weeks.
Jeanne was born April 17, 1916, in South Haven, Mich., the daughter of Ralph G. and Coradel (Norman) Noyes. She was raised in South Haven and moved to Escanaba at a young age and attended Escanaba High School. She moved to Chicago where she worked for the Sears Wallpaper Plant in Chicago. While in Chicago she met and married Emil Erickson on July 19, 1935, in Evanston, Ill. They resided in Chicago until 1942 when they moved to Escanaba. In 1991 they moved to Gladstone and Emil preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1999.
Jeanne was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Gladstone and her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, refinishing furniture and going to the casino. In her younger years she enjoyed bowling.
Survivors include: one son, William Erickson of Escanaba; one daughter, Carol (Allan) Pierron of Gladstone; two brothers, Albert (Toni) Noyes of Idaho, William (Marjorie) Noyes of Escanaba; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: one sister, Rena Gayle Noyes; three brothers, Joe, Ralph and Paul Noyes.
Jeanne’s family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of Jeanne A. Erickson will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Rayford Ray and Rev. Carol Clark officiating. Luncheon will follow services. Burial will follow luncheon at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.