THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
James Allen Erickson
James Jim Allen Erickson, 72, of Dunbar, passed away in the early afternoon of May 14, 2013, peacefully in his home.
He was born on Aug. 20, 1940, to Nels and Ellen Erickson in Downers Grove, Ill. and moved to Dunbar, Wis. at a young age where he resided the remainder of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; two daughters, Janna (Kevin) Fischer of Appleton, Wis., Joanna (Jon) Erickson-Davis of Ellsworth, Wis. and a son; James (Barbara) Erickson of Marshfield, Wis.; one sister Doris (Russell) Bousley of Dunbar, Wis.; three brothers, Eddie Erickson, Wis., Robert (Joan) Erickson, and Neil Erickson, all of Dunbar, Wis.; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Nels and Ellen Erickson; brother, Raymond Erickson; daughter Jane Schleip, and an infant son.
Jim was a devoted family man, enjoyed preaching at the Dunbar Covenant Church, playing the harmonica and was a long-time member of The Gideon's International and the Full Gospel Businessmen. He was an avid golfer and golf club maker. He was instrumental in reviving youth baseball in the Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine area and dedicated countless hours as a teacher, coach and mentor of the game.
Jim touched the lives and made everlasting memories for his family members and friends. He will be dearly missed.
Funeral services were held at 6 p.m., Saturday May 18, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church in Pembine. Friends called from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at church on Saturday. Interment was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dunbar.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.messarfuneralhome.com.
Messar-Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee assisted the family with arrangements.