Lynn Neil Erickson
October 18, 1945 - December 15, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018 from 2 to 5 pm at the Richland Township Hall
Richland Township Hall
Friday, December 21, 2018 at 4 pm
Lynn N. Erickson, age 73, of Prescott, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018, as a result of a house fire. Lynn was born on October 18, 1945 in West Branch to Neil & Blanche (Smith) Erickson. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in 1969 and a Masters of Arts degree from Saginaw Valley State University. He was a retired teacher 33 years and bus driver for 7 years at the Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools. Prior to teaching, he worked as a biologist for the U. S. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries in Ann Arbor, biologist /chemist for Dow Chemical Water Quality Testing Laboratory in Midland, field hand for Mackinaw Land & Cattle Company.
Lynn had many interests, he was the President of the Burleigh Stardusters 4-H Horse Club, leader of 4-H Aquarium & Tropical Fish Club, Horse Barn Supervisor of the Iosco County Fair, bee keeping, farming, hunting , fishing, Whittemore-Prescott Science Olympiad Supervisor & Coach, State of Michigan Supervisor for Metric Estimation event, Ogemaw County Sheriff Deputy, crewmember on a commercial lobster fishing boat in Florida, scorekeeper for W-P wresting meets, soccer & pole vault coach, official for pole vault events at W-P school track meets, Michigan Renaissance Festival Security Team.
Lynn is survived by his wife of nearly fifty years, Angela (Dinkel) Erickson of Prescott; son, Ryan (Elisabeth) Erickson of Jeffersonville, VT; daughter, Dr. Tara (Robert Buhler) Erickson of Bluffdale, UT; grandchildren, Neil & Micah Erickson, Jackson & Addison Buhler; brother, Glen (Jean) Erickson of Bay City; brothers-in-law, Kevin (Debra) Dinkel of Midland, Gordon (Sue) Dinkel of Brazelton, GA and many nieces & nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neil & Blanche and a brother, Gary Erickson.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Richland Township Hall in Prescott. A visitation will be held from 2 to 5 pm with a short service at 4 pm, accompanied by memories and stories of our beloved husband, father, teacher,and friend. Cards can be delivered during the event or mailed to the family home address. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Lynn's name be made to the Whittemore-Prescott FFA, or Whittemore-Prescott Education Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Memorials may be made to the Whittemore-Prescott FFA