Lynn Neil Erickson

Prescott, Michigan
October 18, 1945 - December 15, 2018


Friday, December 21, 2018 from 2 to 5 pm at the Richland Township Hall

Service Location

Richland Township Hall


Friday, December 21, 2018 at 4 pm

Obituary Notice

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


Memorials may be made to the Whittemore-Prescott FFA


Aunt Angie, Ryan, Tara, and families, I am so sorry. There are no words. Uncle Lynn was an amazing man, and he will be missed. Especially that little smirk he would give. He had so much knowledge and wisdom, and was a hard worker. So many memories of threshing bees, making cider, and just sitting on the couch talking on Christmas Eve... Know that we are praying for you, and will continue to do so as you face the future. Much love, Jenni (Kortjohn), Dave, and Erin Steigenberg
— The Steigenbergs
I'm so sad to hear this news today. He was a great teacher and one I won't soon forget. My condolences to Mrs. Erickson, his children and family. Rest easy Mr. Erickson.
— Kristen Hall (Mitchell)
Lynn was an inspiration for all who knew him. I enjoyed the times we worked together, and the impact he had on my two sons. My heart aches for Angie, Ryan, and Tara, and the rest of his family and friends. You are in my prayers.
— Patricia Schaffner
Our sincerest condolences to the Erickson family. God has called a great son home.

Mr. Lynn Erickson's professional accolades and inspiration will remain a hallmark to the prosperous life he lead. Moreover, he will continue to be celebrated by the wonderful, accomplished family that he endeared to us.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
— Donny and Bridget Hefner
So sorry for the loss of this great man. Loved and missed by so many. Family, friends students (past and present) myself included. He truly was a man who had more love in his heart than most people can even imagine to have. Rest in peace Mr. Erickson and prayers to your family.
— Shayla
We are sending love through this time of grief. May you find peace in your love for eachother.
— Heather (Dombroski) and Scott Dexter
Lynn was one of the 'good people' with which I had the pleasure of teaching. I will think of him frequently and remember him always.
Angie, Ryan, Tara my heart goes out to each of you.
"On Eagles and Horses, He's Flying Again..."
— Chad Robson, Flint, MI
Our deepest sympathy to Angie, Ryan, Tara and their families. Lynn was a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed. Keeping your family in our prayers.
Tom & Shannon Rea
— Shannon Rea
Mrs. Erickson, Ryan, and Tara,

Our condolences, and deepest sympathy on Mr. Erickson passing. Your families are in our thoughts.
— Brandon and Joi Colvin
Angie, Glen and family, I am so sorry for your great loss. I have such fond memories from our younger years. Many horseback excursions and other fun times. Always enjoyed when you came to your cabin with Neil and Blanche. Lynn will be greatly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
— Sue (Susie Tripp) Furney
Angie, Glen and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Many wonderful memories from our younger years. I always loved hearing you were all going to be at the cabin. Enjoyed many great excursions with you all. Lynn will be greatly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
— Sue Furney (Susie Tripp)
Angie I don't have the words to express my thoughts. I had just spoken with you and lynn. Your loving friends Max & Judi.
— max garnett
Love and prayers for the Erickson family. I knew Lynn all the way back to when I was a little girl and when he was a teacher at WP. Many precious memories from church events as well.
— Karen Ross Valadez
So sorry Angie, our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
— Janet Nelson
My sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy to Angie and family as they suffer through this tragic loss. Lynn was a wonderful person and was one of my favorite teachers in grade school. I am forever grateful for having known the man and can only hope that I can leave as positive of an impact on someone else's life as he did for so many others. Rest in peace, Mr. Erickson.
— Andrew Borushko
We were so sorry to hear about Lynn.
Our deepest sympathy to Angie, Glen and Family.
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
— Connie & Joe Gebbia
I was sad to hear about the passing of my cousin Lynn. We had many adventures together as children and we were both at University of Michigan in 1969. My sincere condolences to Angie and family.
— Larry Erickson
So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful teacher. He will be missed.
— Richard & Doris Kaiser
Erickson Family So sorry to hear of Lynn's passing. My deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the family. Roger Spencer
— Roger Spencer
Angie, I am so sorry for your loss. I just learned of Lynn's passing last night, and therefore, missed his service. I am still in disbelief at it all. It was a joy working with both of you.
— Peggy Blackmore

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