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Walter Eric Erickson

March 31, 1938 ~ September 21, 2019 (age 81)

Walter Eric Erickson, 81, of Atlanta passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

He was born on March 31, 1938 in Marquette to the late Toivo and Elizabeth (Bailey) Erickson.  Eric married Beth Coombs on November 11, 1957.  She preceded him in death on February 10, 2017.  He served in the United States Army and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church – Hillman.  He was an accomplished knife maker. 

Eric is survived by his daughter, Rochelle Tassie; 4 granddaughters, Heather O’Born, Andrea (Luke) Kozlowski, Amy (Danilo) Riggio, Jessica Erickson; 4 great-grandchildren, Hailey, Raymond, Zachary, Juniper; sister, June (Dennis) Cline; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Erickson was preceded in death by a son, Neil Erickson; son-in-law, Keith Tassie and a brother, John Erickson.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday at the Bannan Funeral Home in Hillman from 2-8 p.m. and will continue Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church – Hillman from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jeffery Luplow officiating.

Inurnment: Hillman Rust Twp. Cemetery

Memorials: Hospice of Michigan


Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Michigan
145 N. State Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-358-4280