Leona Skradski Erickson, age 91, formerly of 1407 North 16th Street; Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba where she was currently residing.
Leona was born August 22nd, 1917 in Escanaba, the daughter of Mirko and Anna (Karbon) Skradski and was a lifelong Escanaba resident. After graduating from the St. Joseph High School in 1935, Leona attended Mount Mary College in Milwaukee where she received her Bachelors Degree in Education. She continued her education during her long teaching career and later earned a Masters Degree in Education and also a Masters Degree in Special Education both at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.
Leona taught in a number of schools including Felch, Kipling, Wells, Bark River, Soo Hill, and at Webster and Lemmer Schools in Escanaba. Before her retirement, Leona was also a teacher consultant for the Escanaba School System.
Leona was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, the Council for Exceptional Children and was a proud award recipient of