Doris A. Erickson, 85

Doris A. Erickson, 85, formerly of West Pioneer Road, Cedarburg, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Luther Manor in Milwaukee where she has resided the past few months.

She was born Aug. 22, 1928, the daughter of Ralph and Norma Mueller Kersten in Milwaukee.

Doris married Wesley J. Erickson on July 15, 1950, in Milwaukee. Wes was originally from Indianapolis and raised in Milwaukee. Together they started a family raising their two children. In 1975, they moved to Cedarburg.

He preceded her in death on July 1, 1993.

For many years, Doris worked as a cashier and bookkeeper for the former National Food Stores in Milwaukee. She enjoyed quilting and knitting. She collected numerous items involving a number of different themes as her interests changed. In her later years, she enjoyed time spent with friends in northern Wisconsin.

She is survived by her children, Phyllis (Dave) Dixon of Milwaukee and John Erickson of Southgate, Mich; granddaughter, Jennifer (Michael) McCleish of O’Fallon, Ill., and their three children Patrick, Colleen and Molly McCleish. Doris is further survived by her sister-inlaw, Velena Duckworth; other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Wes, she is preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Kersten.

Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. today, Nov. 26, 2013, at the Poole Funeral Home, 203 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington. The Rev. Tom Fleischmann will preside. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at Dexterville Cemetery, Dexterville in Wood County.

Information and condolences are available at or 284-4431. Poole Funeral Home/Crematory, Port Washington, is assisting the family.