|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1925|
|Death: ||Dec. 15, 2012|
Leona A. Erickson, 87, of Cumberland died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Cumberland Healthcare-ECU. She was born August 19, 1925 in Turtle Lake, WI to Carl and Laura (Jensen) Strenke.
Leona was raised in the Turtle Lake area and attended school in the Turtle Lake area.
She was married in the town of Arland on January 10, 1942 to Alfred Erickson who preceded her in death on January 8, 1998. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Debbie; two grandchildren, C. J. and Brianna Ofelt; daughter in law Joyce Erickson and five brothers, Alfred, Emil, Oscar, Harlon and Merlin Strenke.
She and Alfred farmed for many years and raised their family. She then worked at 3M for many years but spent most of her life as a homemaker. She loved to garden, cook, bake, play cards, and spend time with her family. She also loved to fish and one of the highlights of her life was a fishing trip to the Canadian wilderness.
She is survived by 4 daughters, Darlene (Richard) Sebens of Cumberland, WI, Sharon (Ron) Pearson of Frederic, WI, Beverly (Rob) Davis of Cameron, WI and Brenda (Chuck) Ofelt of Turtle Lake, WI; 1 son, Wayne Erickson of Baldwin, WI; 18 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Viola Larson of Cumberland; 2 sisters-in-law, Florence Thompson of Cameron, WI and Jan Tahtinen of Almena, WI; many many nieces and nephews and her loving extended family of staff from the Extended Care.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Skinner Funeral Home,Turtle Lake, WI with Rev. Kenneth Mandley officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Turtle Lake, Wi. Pallbearers are grandchildren, Jamie Sebens, Jason Sebens, Rick Sebens, Mitch Sebens, Brent Sellent, Tom Erickson and Gary McWilliams. Honorary pallbearers are all of her grandchildren
Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 PM on Tuesday and for one hour prior to service on Wednesday at the Skinner Funeral Home, Turtle Lake.
Skinner Funeral Home of Turtle Lake is serving the family.
Carl W Strenke (1888 - 1969)
Laura O Jensen Strenke (1900 - 1984)
Alfred Leo Edward Erickson (1921 - 1998)
Oscar Carl Strenke (1918 - 1976)*
Alfred Lloyd Strenke (1921 - 1984)*
Emil William Strenke (1923 - 1963)*
Leona A Erickson (1925 - 2012)
Harlon K Strenke (1939 - 2007)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: Stacy Marie (Skemp) Holl...
Record added: Dec 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102298690
Nancy Hain Shockey
Added: May. 8, 2016
God saw she was getting weary; So He did what He thought best.He came and stood beside herAnd whispered, "Come and rest".It breaks our hearts to lose her;But she did not go alone.A part of us went with herThe day God called her home. Author Unknown|
Added: Dec. 15, 2014
Flowers for Leona from my family: Terry Hain-Huey, Janice Hain and myself. We lost our father, Richard Hain, on December 22, 2012. Richard is the son of Edwin and Betty Hain. Betty is Laura's sister and our father is Leona's cousin.|
Added: Jun. 1, 2013