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ERICKSEN, Marlene J., age 87

Died: Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the funeral home

Visitation: one hour prior to service

Interment: Rest Haven Cemetery, Town of Washington, Wisconsin at a later date

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials be given in memory of Marnie to the Eau Claire County Humane Association (https://www.eccha.org/donate/donate.phtml)


Marlene "Marnie" Jean Ericksen, age 87, formerly of Lake Hallie, died Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Our House Memory Care in Eau Claire.

Marnie was born on January 22, 1932 to the late Eugene and Helen (Everson) Riley in Eau Claire. On July 27, 1952, she married Erling "Bud" Ericksen at Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls. Marnie had worked at Mason Shoe Company and for the Township of Hallie. After retiring, she enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchild.

She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey (Sandy) of Boyceville, WI, Gary of Exeland, WI, Michael (Paula) of Reedsburg, WI, and Thomas (Julie) of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Amelia Ericksen, Adam Ericksen, Kathryn Johnson, Alexandra (Kyle) Schalte, Geda Ericksen, Brenna Ericksen, Seanna Ericksen, Tony Thalacker, Jeff Thalacker, Josh Dean, Jason Dean, Jason (Melinda) Ericksen, Joseph (Syreeta) Ericksen, and Kelly (Adam) Howen; great grandchildren, Adrienna (Devon), Morgan, Aysia, Johnathan, Joshua, Teran, Bella, McKean, Katie, TJ, Decker, Riley and Marvel; great-great grandchild, Teagan; sisters, June (Darrell) Dowden of Fairchild, WI, Sally (Rick) Schuman and Kathy (Dave) Lorentz both of Eau Claire; brothers, Jerry Riley of Bremerton, WA, Bob (Gen) Riley of Clayton, WI, and Mike (Toni) Riley of Eau Claire; sister-in-law, Jean Riley of New Auburn, WI; many, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marnie was preceded in death by her husband, Erling "Bud"; parents; daughter-in-law, Darlene Ericksen; brother, Jim Riley; and sister-in-law, Joan Riley.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the love and care given to Marnie at Our House Memory Care of Eau Claire and by St. Croix Hospice.

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