Obit: Erickson, Vesta (1903 - 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Erickson, Johnson, Porter, Schlinsog, Phillips, Adams, Accola, Schuppeneer, Radtke, Schuppener, Lee, Orth, Baley, Pethers, Wepfer, Hanson, Griswold, Harp, Katzenberger, Fitzmaurice, Baumgartner, Lightfoot, Feldt, Smith, Thomas, Scholze, Blokman, McHone, Groth, Burnett, Hiles, Stumke, Motley, Goff, Greenfield

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/14/1967

Erickson, Vesta (27 December 1903 - 7 September 1967)

Mrs. John E. (Vesta) Erickson, 63, of Janesville, formerly of the Neillsville area, died Thursday, in Janesville, where she had been residing since last November. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Georgas Funeral Home. Officiating were Clinton Goff and James Greenfield. Burial was made in Lynn Cemetery.

Mrs. Erickson, the former Vesta Johnson, was born December 27, 1903, in Clark County. She attended rural schools in the county and on May 7, 1924, she was married to John E. Erickson in Stanley. Mr. Erickson died in 1962. They farmed in the Town of Lynn from 1926 to 1956, when they moved to Loyal. Mrs. Erickson taught schools in Clark County for more than 20 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) Porter of Kirkland, Wash., and Mrs. Ronald (Alice) Schlinsog of Milton; and by eight sons, Maurice of Oroville, Cal., James H. of Angola, Ind., Verlyn E. of Pakistan, John D., Richard A., and Tilman R., all of Milwaukee; a sister, Mrs. Herbert (Ruth) Phillips of Janesville; and by 21 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Edward Schlinsog, Ralph Feldt, Oswald Accola, Harold Phillips, Raymond Hanson and Robert Radtke. “Only One Life to Live,” “The Savior with Me,” and “Only Remembered” were sung by Miss Gayle Motley, and Mrs. Myron Wepfer, accompanied by Mrs. Norma Wepfer.

People from away here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Porter, Kirkland, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Schlinsog, Milton, Wis.; Maurice Erickson, Oroville, Calif.; James Erickson, Angola, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Verlyn Erickson, West Pakistan; Mr. and Mrs. John Erickson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Erickson and family.; Mr. and Mrs. Tillman Erickson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Phillips, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; Carol Adams, Donald Accola, Dean Schuppener, Robert Radtke, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Phillips, Janesville; Mrs. Kermit Lee, Mrs. George Orth, Ladysmith; Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Baley, Miss Betty Pethers, Mrs. Norma Wepfer, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Wepfer, Peter Hanson, Abbotsford; Neal Accola, Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Accola, Miss Genevieve Griswold, Pittsville; Mrs. Page Harp, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Katzenberger, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Levi Fitzmaurice, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Fitzmaurice, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Raymond, Mrs. Laura Baumgartner, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lightfoot, Humbird; Raymond Feldt, Jim Smith, of Loyal; Alberta Goff, Charleston, West Virginia; Altah Thomas, Clara Scholze, Greenwood; Kenneth Blokman, Kansasville; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McHone, Mrs. Anna Groth, Mrs. Edward Burnett, Jane Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hiles, Walter Hiles, Granton; Mrs. Dorothy Stumke, Waupaca; Miss Gayle Motley, Clinton Goff, Wausau; James Greenfield, Wisconsin Rapids; Raymond Hanson, Edgerton; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schlinsog, Chili.



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