Laverne Erickson

MARQUETTE, MI. – Laverne Erickson, age 86, formerly from Crystal Falls, entered eternal life on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in the loving care of her family.

Born June 17, 1927 in Crystal Falls, a daughter of Steve and Olga (Anderson/Gullman) Stone, Laverne was raised in Crystal Falls and graduated from the Crystal Falls High School.

She married Paul Erickson and together the couple established a home and began raising their family in the Crystal Falls area. To Laverne, family was everything, and she thoroughly enjoyed being a homemaker and caring for them. She began working outside the home, briefly at the mill in Amasa, and later as a cook at the Crystal Falls Hospital. Following retirement, she enjoyed gardening, volunteering at St. Vincent DePaul, and served as a caregiver to her mother and aunt until their passing.

Laverne is survived by her daughter, Gail (Jack) Schneider of Marquette; her son, David (Ophelia) Erickson of Mill Creek, Washington; her three grandchildren, Nicholas Schneider, Lindsay Schneider, and Stacey Erickson; a great- grandson, Lincoln Specker; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; a sister, Bernice; and brothers, Wallace and Raymond.

Graveside services will be held at the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at swansonlundquistfuneral home.com