DEFOREST/POYNETTE – Alice Emelia Erickson, age 96, passed away peacefully at Columbus Health & Rehab on Monday, March 25, 2019. She was born in Morrisonville, WI on January 11, 1923, the daughter of Lewis and Ada (Munson) Lewison. Alice graduated from DeForest Union High School in 1940. She married Harold J. Erickson on June 20, 1942. They farmed together in the Town of Vienna until Harold’s death in 1991.
As a faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church, Alice was active in the Church Women and often led Bible Study in her circle. She also participated in CLC’s annual lutefisk dinner for many years; helping make lefse and working at the dinner. Alice loved spending time with her family, quilting, gardening, traveling, reading, cooking, baking and providing wonderful hospitality. Her Christmas cookies, fruit cakes, and pickles were enjoyed by all at many special gatherings. Alice will be remembered as a kind, gracious and caring person who always found time for others.
She is survived by her children, Karen (Bill) Kaseman of Littleton, CO, David (Beth) Erickson of DeForest, WI, Kathryn (Tom) Amos of Lakewood, CO, Ted (Pat) Erickson of Poynette, WI; grandchildren, Chris (Jennifer) Kaseman, Stephanie Kaseman, Kari (Dan) Orloff, Michael Erickson, Alicia (Matt) Kilbane, Jason (Danelle) Amos, Kristi (Billy) Farris, Marc Amos (Nicole Resnick), Sarah Erickson (Chad Adler), Jeremy Erickson (Kate Forrest); great-grandchildren, Micah, Brendan, Claire, Mikena, Annalee, Leona, Olivia, Makenzie, Sawyer, Chandler, and Carson; Alice is further survived by five nephews; one niece; other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and siblings, June (Ernest) Harm, Ruth Harm, Lloyd (Mary) Lewison; sister-in-law, Lorraine (Oliver) Opsahl; and many dear relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service honoring the life of Alice will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019 at CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 220 S. Main St., DeForest. Burial will follow at Norway Grove Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 6924 Lake Rd., DeForest and one hour prior to the service at church. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Pastor Sue Beadle for her visits and to Agrace Hospice and the entire staff at Columbus Health & Rehab for their loving care. Memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare or Christ Lutheran Church. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
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