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Arthur “Mel” Erickson 04/07/2019

Arthur “Mel” Erickson 04/07/2019

Arthur Melvin Erickson Jr “Mel” was born September 18th, 1943 in Chicago IL, to Arthur Melvin Erickson Sr and Helen Marie Erickson. He passed away on April 7th, 2019 at the age of 75. He graduated North High School in 1961, and attended the University of Minnesota, where he studying drafting and engineering. He worked his dream job as a mechanical engineer, and later as the owner of the family auto body business and masonry business.

Mel is preceded in death by his loving wife Karen, parents Arthur and Helen, Sister Lois, and mother and father-in-law Violet and Robert. Mel is survived by Sister Karen (Marty) Roby, sons Greg (Angie) Erickson, and Mike (Michelle) Erickson, daughters Yvonne (John) Runkel, and Tania (Nathan) Lolley, grandchildren Peyton, Makenna, Bailey, Rosalee, Evan, Vincent, Morgan and great-grandchild Lenox.

His memorial service took place at 11am on Saturday, April 27th at Christ Center Assembly of God Church. 810 Northview Drive, Hudson, WI 54016.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorial donations be made to family.

Cremation services provided by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Karen Roby Posted April 13, 2019 3:53 am

    I’m having a hard time dealing with the loss of my brother. You don’t expect him to go before his older sister. I know how much he missed Karen, his heart was really broken.
    He loved his sons and wives very much, and was so very proud of his daughters and his grandchildren. They all will remember his stories, jokes, and good nature. Rest In Peace my brother, I know your with the love of your life. May God Bless your family during this sad time. You did so many different things that you always had people guessing. One of a kind! You kept people guessing that’s for sure! All our love Karen and Marty. I know Ernie and Mom& Dad, Lois &Irwin will Welcome you to heaven.

  • Jennifer E Posted April 13, 2019 12:48 pm

    Oh Mel! Thank you for the good memories and for always, always having an interesting and funny story to tell. You were loved and you will be missed.

  • Jeff Saleh Posted April 25, 2019 1:05 pm

    I am a friend and co-worker of Greg Erickson and my heart goes out to his entire family. I can only imagine the pain and sorrow his family is going through and It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. Mel must have been a great father because Greg is a great man. Greg always spoke highly of his father and how much he enjoyed spending time with him. I know he will be missed dearly. May he rest in peace.

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