Doris A. Erickson,
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
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
Information and condolences are available at
www.poolefh.com or 284-4431. Poole Funeral Home/Crematory, Port
Washington, is assisting the family.