Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Sunday, March 17th at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Sunday, from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Private burial will be next to her daughter, Katie in Holy Cross Cemetery on Hwy 32.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the family to go towards Olivia’s education fund or the charity of your choice.
Barbara E. Erickson, 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She was born in Milwaukee, on March 14, 1950, the daughter of Jerome and Loretta (Nee: Kantowicz) Michalski.
Barbara graduated from Nathan Hale High School and furthered her education at M.A.T.C. graduating as a legal secretary. On May 13, 1972, in Milwaukee, she was united in marriage to Ronald W. Erickson. Barbara worked for a few years before pursuing the career she loved most, caring for her family and home. Barbara was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, crocheting, shopping, and traveling, especially to New York City. Her true love was being with family, friends and her favorite dog Stella. She especially loved over the last 4 years, spending time and watching her grand-daughter Olivia grow up. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Surviving are her devoted husband, Ron; their children, Christopher Erickson, of Milwaukee, Sara Erickson, of Racine; and her precious grand-daughter, Olivia Leiting. As well as mother, Loretta Michalski, of Milwaukee; two brothers, Mark (Karen) Michalski, of Mukwonago, and Steve (Mary) Michalski, of Shorewood; mother-in-law, Mary Erickson, of Racine; and dear friends, Diane Farley, and Carol Hubbard. Her nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive her. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Katie Erickson; father, Jerome Michalski, and father-in-law, Walter Erickson.