William C. Erickson, age 88, of Grant Park, IL, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Citadel of Kankakee.
He was born on August 5, 1932 in Steger, IL, the son of Arthur and Ruth (Peterson) Erickson. He married Elsie Meyer on September 10, 1955 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Richton Park, IL. William was a lifelong cabinet maker and also worked at Governors State University in University Park, IL for 19 years retiring in 1994. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Richton Park where he served on the church board for many years. He enjoyed gardening and attending auctions.
William is survived by his wife of nearly 66 years, Elsie M. Erickson; his children, Ronald (Ruth) Erickson of Momence, Kenneth (Sandra) Erickson of Grant Park, Judy (Steve) Wolff of Peotone, and Larry (Kristin) Erickson of Plainfield; his grandchildren, Jennifer Daniels, Melinda (Nate) Green, Elizabeth (PJ) Arway, Daniel (Calla) Erickson, Heather (Josh Kulacz) Erickson, Laura Erickson, Jonathon (Erin) Wolff, Nathan (Lindsey) Wolff, Megan (Elliot) Pedersen, and Brian (Steph) Erickson; and his great-grandchildren, Abby, Mary, Josie, and Isabel Daniels, Benjamin, Caleb, and Noah Green, Blakely Wolff, Annaliese Wolff, and Amesley and Casen Pedersen. He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers, Edward, Russell, Warren, and Robert Erickson; and a sister, Ruth Cross.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home On Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Bryan Reeves officiating. Due to the global health pandemic (COVID-19) the wearing of a face covering will be required to enter the funeral home and social distancing must be observed. The funeral service will be live-streamed on the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be at Skyline Memorial Park in Monee, IL. Memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated. Sign the guestbook at www.feddehelfrichcrossfh.com
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