John Edward Erickson

Standish, Michigan
May 25, 1928 - January 9, 2020

Visitations

John's family will welcome friends for visitation on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Service Location

East Tawas Assembly of God Church ~ East Tawas

Services

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the East Tawas Assembly of God Church with Pastor Scott Shamel officiating. Full military honors will be performed by the Tawas Area Honor Guard.

Obituary Notice

John Edward Erickson, a resident of Standish, formerly of Alabaster and Tawas City, passed away peacefully under the loving care of his wife and hospice at the Horizon Senior Living in Standish on Thursday, January 9, 2020, age 91 years. John was born in the village of Alabaster to John E. and Frances A. (McClean) Erickson on May 25, 1928. After his high school graduation, John enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served our country from 1950 to 1954. Upon John's honorable separation from the military, he returned home to Michigan and went to work with the maintenance department for U.S. Gypsum. He worked in the gypsum industry for 44 years until his retirement in 1990. John was an incredible athlete in his younger years and was extremely talented in the sport of baseball. He played several years within the NEM (North Eastern Michigan) Baseball League, and was eventually inducted into the NEM Baseball Hall of Fame! John had a passion for reading articles, magazines, and books on athletics and gaining knowledge for basically all sports. He will be truly missed by everyone who had the opportunity to know and love him! John married his wife and absolute best friend, Margaret L. (Reece) Erickson in Flint on July 29, 1968. The couple shared a beautiful marriage together for 51 years! They were members of the East Tawas Assembly of God for their entire marriage. John is survived by his loving wife, Margaret L. Erickson of Standish; sister, Betty (Frank) Rose of Freeland; brother, Robert (Marie) Erickson of Phoenix, Arizona; sisters in law, Carol Erickson of Tawas City, Evelyn Erickson of Phoenix, Arizona, Mavis Easley of Flint, Melba Alexander of Flint; brother in law, Leon (Pam) Reece of Flint, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends. John is preceded in death by his brothers and sisters in law, Elmer, Edwin (Anna), Pat, and Arthur (Virginia) Erickson; sisters and brothers in law, Inis (Johnnie) Newcomb, Donna (Charles) Hart, Carl Easley, L.D. Alexander; and his parents. John's family will welcome friends for visitation on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the East Tawas Assembly of God Church with Pastor Scott Shamel officiating. Full military honors will be performed by the Tawas Area Honor Guard. Cremation will take place after the funeral service and John will be laid to rest in the Sims-Whitney Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider a donation to the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Tawas City in John's name. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider a donation to the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Tawas City in John's name.

Cemetery

Sims-Whitney Cemetery

Condolences

I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. He and Margret were a big part of my life when I was a kid! You’ll be in my prayers!
— Jason Flowers
So many memories of Johnny and the Erickson family Traveled to so many ball games with my dad Edwin( Sonny, Pete) Peterson Heart Healing Prayers
— Aleta Peterson- Wingrove- Dolliver
We will miss our dear Friend. He and Margaret treated us as family when we lived in Tawas.

Dale & Martha
(The Birds)
— Dale & Martha Garrett
John was such a delightful person to be around, the kind of that you know you will never forget. Blessings to you Miss Margaret.
— Richard Bennett
What a great encourager John was to my sons in sports and in spiritual things! He will be missed.
— Nancy Moffatt
I remember when we was young kids when Uncle Elmer and Aunt Fanny would come to visit us in Rogers City. Johnny, Pat, Junior, and all of the gang would come along and make a whole day of it. Johnny, Pat, Junior would play baseball with us. We have good memories of those times. Will miss him and all of the crowd. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.
— Gerald LaLonde
We are going to miss you uncle Johnny. Joe is so thankful for the time spent with you & dad at the Loons games. And working together at US Gypsum. You and Aunt Margaret are very special to us. Prayers to Aunt Margaret during this sad time... love joe & Maria
— Maria gordon & Gerald Erickson
We were all blessed to know John and Margaret. We really enjoy you both at our Wednesday Bible study at Horizon. --- from your friend from the west branch church of Christ
— Ronald Ledford

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