Elsie S. Erickson, Annandale

 

Elsie S. Erickson, age 94, of Annandale, died Monday, October 20, 2014, at the Centennial Villa Memory Care Cottages in Annandale.
Memorial services were held 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 24, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Middleville Township, Annandale, with Rev. Lynn Machula officiating.  Burial followed at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation was 2 hours prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.  
Elsie Selma Erickson was born May 3, 1920, in Albion Township at the family farm to William and Hedwig (Koepke) Uecker. She attended Middleville Parochial School at Bethlehem Lutheran Church; she eventually became a teacher at the school. On February 22, 1941, Elsie was united in marriage to Kenneth Erickson at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  During WWII, she worked as a welder at Kaiser Ship Yard in Vancouver, WA.  Elsie and Kenneth owned and operated Ken & L.C. Steak House in Annandale.  She was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township where she served on the LWML.  Elsie enjoyed doing needle point, quilting, snowmobiling, gardening, cooking and canning. She was always ready to make something for someone else.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce (Marc) Boon, Janet Erickson and Mary Jane (Jeff) Miller, all of Annandale; sons, Bill (Debbie) of South Haven, Jim (Sharon) of South Haven and Chuck (Pam) of Jefferson, CO; daughter-in-law, Jo Anne Erickson of Annandale; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Hattie Uecker; husband, Ken; son, Kurt; great-grandson, Nicholas; brothers, Bill, Ed and Marcus Uecker; and sisters, Elma Paumen and Erna Olean.
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