MADISON-Dolores Elaine "Dee" Erickson, age 84, of Madison, passed away on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in Stoughton. She was born on May 30, 1928, in Keyeser, the daughter of Elmer and Ester (Ledin) Meland. She resided with her parents in Keyeser until age ten, then moved to Madison with her family. She attended East High School and then attended MATC to study business. Dee was employed by Oscar Mayer in the billing department, later transferring to payroll accounting. She worked there in intervals for more than 35 years. Dee left Oscar Mayer in 1981 to manage condos in Venice, Fla. She was a member of the CRIEG Club for many years, also serving on the board of directors for six years as treasurer. She was married to Jerome Erickson for 65 years; he preceded her in death in 2011.
Dolores is survived by her four children, Fredrick W. (Jane) Erickson, Jerry R. (Robin) Erickson, Sharon D. Erickson (Doug), and Susan J. Krenz (Randy); 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; and two brothers, Victor and Edward. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at Noon on Monday, Oct. 15 2012, with the Rev. Jerry Amstutz presiding.
Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Monday. The family requests any donations may be sent in Dee's name to Heartland Hospice, 2810 Crossroads Drive, Suite 1300, Madison, WI. 53718, in gratitude to the wonderful people who gave such special care for Dee in her time of need.
Dee lived her life for her children and grandchildren. She cherished the family gatherings and the time she had with them. She will be deeply missed by all of us.