Jerry Ray Erickson, 58, of La Crosse, WI passed away Monday, January 29th at his home.
Jerry was born March 9, 1959 to Raymond and Gertie Erickson. He attended G-E-T High School and worked at Trane Company as a welder for many years. Most recently he worked at UWL Dining Services and was fond of all the students he encountered there.
He enjoyed the simple things in life; the sunshine against his face, a good joke, conversations with friends and family, drinking coffee at Jules and Bean juice, fixing up cars, fishing, watching da Packers, deer hunting, a good steak, Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies, running his dog and best friend, Gracie at Goose Island and the arrival of his first grandchild.
He is survived by his Mother, Gertie Erickson; Daughter, Jessica (Christian) Medema; Brother Jim (Betsy)Erickson; Sister Jeanie (Wayne) Wilber and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his Father, Raymond Erickson; Sister, Barb Starkey; Son, Leif Erickson; and Uncle, Henry Onsrud.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Sunday, February 4, 2018, in Living Hope Lutheran Church 15360 East 4th St., Ettrick, WI. Family and friends may visit from 1:00 PM until the time of service at Church.