Thursday, May 22, 2014

Barbara H. (Putman) Erickson

Barbara H. Erickson, age 70, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Kenosha Memorial Hospital.  Barbara was born in Racine on August 16, 1943, daughter of the late Ora and Ann (Nee: Mandli) Putman.

On February 29, 1964, she was united in marriage to Charles “Chuck” R. Erickson.   Barbara enjoyed bird watching and rummage sales, and was also a collector of Cherished Teddies figurines. She will be fondly remembered for her fine cooking skills and famous chocolate chip cookies. Barbara was always willing to help others, placing their needs first. Above all, she cherished time spent with her family and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her loving husband of fifty years, Chuck; her sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffery Erickson of Oak Creek, James (Sherry) Erickson of Racine; daughter-in-law, Julie Erickson of Oak Creek; her grandchildren, Matthew (fiancee, Jenn Patton), Bryan, Ashley, Brittany and Jeremy; sisters, Sally (Ron) Verborg, Ann Marie Putman; brothers-in-law, Richard (Jean) Elias, Thomas (Linda) Elias, Theodore (Felicia) Elias; very dear cousin, Karen (Joe) Covelli; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. Interment will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover.  Memorials to the American Diabetes Association have been suggested.

A very special thank you to the entire staff at Manor Care and Kenosha Memorial Hospital and to Dr. Timothy Hubbard for their loving and compassionate care.  

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