DOROTHY IRENE ERICKSON | 1930 - 2011 | Obituary

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Born: January 20, 1930
Died: November 10, 2011

Dorothy I. Erickson: 81 years old of Antioch, IL passed away Thursday November 10, 2011 at Vista East Medical Center, Waukegan, IL. She was born January 20, 1930 in Sinclair Twsp., MN the daughter of the late Christ and Carrie (Moen) Olson. Dorothy lived in the Wildwood/Grayslake area for many years before settling in Antioch in 1997. She was a member of the Millburn Congregational Church, and enjoyed: reading, playing bingo and cards, collecting music boxes, and going out with her friends. Dorothy’s greatest love was her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and was always known for never forgetting a birthday. Before her retirement, Dorothy worked for many years in food service around Lake County. Dorothy married Orville Erickson in 1950 and he preceded her in death on April 22, 1999.

Survivors include: five children, Larry (Penny) Erickson of Zion IL, Connie (Robert) Neel of McHenry, IL, Nancy (Charles) Denman of Bristol, WI, Steven Erickson of Peshtigo, WI, and Sandra (Carlos) Ledesma of Somonauk, IL; 11 grandchildren: Chris, Rob, Brian, Mike, Adam, Kelly, Ryan, Karli, Cory, Kristina, Hannah; 9 great-grandchildren; a sister Ruby Bardwell of Clearbrook, MN; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Howard and Harley, and a sister Cora.

A Memorial Service will be held 7PM Wednesday November 16, 2011 at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83) Antioch, IL 60002, with visitation beginning at 4PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Lung Association are appreciated. Please sign the online guest book for Dorothy at

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