Matthew S. Erickson, Waupaca, WI, age 62 – died on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the UW Hospital in Madison, WI.
He was born on January 3, 1952 in Iola, WI, the son of Robert and Ada (Gehrke) Erickson Sr. He married Shari L. McPeak on March 22, 1975 in Waupaca, WI. Matt is survived by his wife, Shari; daughters: Lisa (Shannon) Mules of Waupaca, and Kristin Erickson (David Estrada) of Waupaca; grandchildren: Austin Erickson, Ethan Mules, Clayton Mules, Lillian Martin, Olivia Erickson, Antonio Estrada, and Sophia Estrada; brothers: Brian (Becky) Erickson of North Carolina, Bob Erickson of North Carolina, and Tristan Erickson of Waupaca; sisters: Taffy Erickson, Penny Erickson, and Ava Erickson, all from Las Vegas, NV. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Matt was preceded in death by his son, Jacob Erickson, and his parents.
Matt had been employed at the Waupaca Foundry for about 35 years. He had served his country in the US Army during the Viet Nam War. An avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman, he loved spending time in the woods and fishing the waters of North Carolina with his brothers, Bob and Brian. He really had a green thumb, enjoyed gardening as well as planting flowers and plants around the waterfall and pond he built in the back yard. He also enjoyed telling stories of his many trips to the Boundary Waters between Minnesota, and Canada
A funeral service will be held at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, WI on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Ron Womeldorf – Faith Community Church, officiating. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Military honors will be observed following the funeral service. Interment will be in the Cedar Lake Cemetery, Township of Lind, Waupaca County, at a later date. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.