THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mark S. Erickson
Issue Date: December 14, 2017
Mark S. Erickson, 60, of Menominee, Mi., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at BAMC.
Born Feb. 19, 1957, to William and Elizabeth (Comyne) Erickson in Menominee, he graduated from Menominee High School in 1975 and attended UW-Marinette for two years. He then transferred to Northern Michigan University and earned bachelor and master degrees in Industrial Technology.
He was Engineering and Project Manager at Lloyd Flanders Industries where he worked for over 30 years. On Aug. 19, 1989, he married Elizabeth "Liz" Thonn in Menominee.
A member of the M&M Radio Club, with the call sign KD8ESH, he was a former member of the Menominee City Council, belonged to and was current co-chair of the Menominee River Citizens Advisory Committee working to delist the river as an Environmental Area of Concern. He was also a member of the Menominee County Solid Waste Planning Committee, Local Emergency Planning Committee and participated and volunteered in many other activities.
He enjoyed working on his land, building things and repairing machinery, but especially loved taking things apart and putting them back together to get better performance. He did anything for anyone in need but his family was first. A licensed private pilot and holder of many environmental and safety certifications and permits, he collected tools, engines and equipment.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Liz; a daughter, Nora (Derek) Jepson and his father, William Erickson, all of Menominee; three brothers, Michael Erickson of Menominee, David (Sheryl) Erickson of Madison and Paul (Nancy) Erickson of Marinette; a sister, Diane Erickson of Menominee; his in-laws, Raymond and Janet Thonn of Wheaton, Ill.; four nephews; eight nieces and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty, on Aug. 18, 2017.
Visitation will be held at Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home in Menominee on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. until time of a brief Memorial Service at 1 p.m. A public gathering will follow at the Ogden Club in Menominee from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. His family welcomes anyone who would like to attend. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at a later date. A memorial fund has been established.