Marjorie Cecelia Ericson, age 89, of Minong, WI passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Spooner Health System surrounded by her family. Marjorie was born April 3, 1923 in Springbrook, WI to the late Lewis & Regina (Lavoie) Whitman. Marjorie married Albert Edward Ericson on April 15, 1941 in Hayward, WI. They celebrated 59 years together; he preceded her in death on October 29, 2000. They resided in Springbrook and Lampson, WI before moving to Minong in 1958. She was a stay at home mother raising her eleven children, after that she was a cook helper at the Minong Senior Citizens Center. Marjorie enjoyed cooking, baking, embroidery, bowling on the local league and speed walking.
Among those who survive and gratefully shared her life are her six sons: Lewis (Janet) of
Garden Grove, IA, Max (Sandy), Bob (Shirley) both of Minong, WI, Ron (Kate) of Sonoma, CA, Harry (Marianne) of Minong, WI, and George (Jenny) of Clarksville, IN.; five daughters: Lucia (Virgil) Beasley of Mobile, AL, Margaret Ericson of Minong, WI, Judy Barnickel of Mobile, AL, Theresa (Tom) Parker of Springbrook, WI and Regina Runquist of Superior, WI. She is also survived by one sister: Bertha Whitman of Minong, WI, one brother-in-law: Roger Switzer of Texas, three sister-in-laws: Doris & Emily Ericson of Lampson, WI and Mabel Kallis of Marshfield, WI, 37 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by one brother Donald Whitman, four sisters: Bette Davis, Dorothy Switzer, Jeanne Whitman, Natalie Goldman, one son-in-law, Frank Barnickel.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Minong, WI. Father James Kinney will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Minong, WI, and also one hour prior to the service on Saturday at church. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Minong, Wisconsin.