Joel P. Erickson, age 61, of Escanaba passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin in Madison following a lengthy illness.
Joel was born July 16, 1951 in Escanaba, the son of Wendell and Marie (Taylor) Erickson. He attended St. Thomas Catholic Grade School and the Holy Name High School, graduating with the Class of 1969. He was united in marriage to Renee Decker, their union lasting for over 38 years. Joel worked a sales manager with the Delta Do It Center in Escanaba. He was known as the
Wendy Erickson - Kalamazoo, MI
You had more personality than all of us, your brothers & sisters, put together. We will miss your joyfulness and humor. Love you forever.
Terri MacKenzie - Oconomowoc, WI
Renee…So sorry for your loss…You two were a couple that others strived to be..I send my love and hugs to you
Al and Nancy Pierson - Stanton, MI
Our hearts are saddened, yet we are rejoicing! Jeanie is now with her Lord and freed from the bondage of disease. Our love and prayers to all of the family. We will see you all soon.
Stephen and Carolyn Madden - NONE, 0
We remember Joel from our days at Holy Name High School in the Class of 1969. Joel always had a smile, a great sense of humor and a kind word. To those who loved and cared for him we send our condolences.
Judy O”Connell Warner - Escanaba , Mi
To the family of Joel Erickson. He was an awesom man and a friend to many. We will miss his smilely face whenever he came into the hardware store. He is finally and peace. Prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Grandma Pam, Aunt Renee and familyI am very sorry for your loss Uncle Joe was a very kind, wonderful man. He will be greatly missed.
With all my love,
Beak - NONE, 0
Enjoyed spending time with Joel. He always had a positive attitude about everything, even though things weren’t going so well for. What a fighter! Joel will surely be missed.
Renee, Jeff & Jeremy, my heart goes out to the family Joel has left behind! Just remember Joel is running around on two good legs & feeling 100% healthwise for the 1st time in a long time! Joel was such a wonderful person – never complaining, always smiling! He will be greatly missed by everyone in the Escanaba area that knew him! Prayers for your strength in the hard time!Love, Lori Houle
Dear Renee and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I knew from our past conversations he had health problems. He always treated me kindly when I serviced Delta Do Its account at the paper. My love and sincere thoughts are with you and your family. Thinking of all you.
Terry Dufour - Escanaba, MI
My deepest condolences on the loss of a good friend and wonderful person. In all the years I’ve known Joel, he always had a smile and kind word. This life will be much less without him. I will keep Joel and you, his family, in my morning prayers. Take care and God Bless. Rest in Peace my friend.
Don & Joanne Bougie
To Renee, Jeff,and Jeremy, You could not have had a better husband or father. I will miss the old Swede. He was a good friend of mine, and I will miss him coming over to work on his car. Go Class of “69”.
Kelly Casey Eisner - Manitowoc, WI
Renee, Jeff & Jeremy you are all in my thoughts and prayers through this rough time, Joe was such a great person and a good friend, I am so thankful to have known him and to know all of you, he is in a good place and that should bring you such comfort. My he rest in Peace
John and Karen Pickard - Gladstone, MI
Steve, Tim and Leonard, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom and loving Wife. I met her on a couple of occasions and she was so nice to talk to. I want you to know that you are in our prayers.
Leonard and family,
Jean leaves a legacy of persistent faith and enduring trust in Jesus for us to follow. What an inspiration, and amazing example she has left for us. This is a time of sorrow and sadness for all those left behind but a time of rejoicing for Sister Jean as she stands before the One in whom she has trusted all these years, through all the highs and lows of life. She is finally seeing Him face to face, looking into the eyes of the Savior that she loved so much with her life. What a celebration that must be in heaven! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cam & Lisa and the Parker family
Dorothy J. Kollmann
Dear Leonard and family,I was sorry to hear of Jean’s passing but happy that she is free of pain. I pray that you all will cling to the good memories and rejoice with her.
Ryan Smart - Kalamazoo, MI
Joel was one of the most genuine person I’ve ever met. Remember playing basketball with Jeff and he would hit a shot and say “boom” always positive and upbeat. Prayers for Jeff, Jeremy and Renee. Joe will be missed by everyone who knew him. Rest easy Joe.