William S Erickson

  • Born: November 11, 1936
  • Died: November 6, 2018
  • Location: Elyria, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

114 Second Street
Elyria, OH 44035

Tel. (440) 322-3717

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend

William S. Erickson passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home early Tuesday morning, November 6. He was born and raised in Elyria and would have been 82 on Veteran's Day.
William was a 1954 graduate of Elyria High School and later graduated from Bowling Green State University where he was a member of ROTC and the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He went on to serve in the Army Artillery as a Lieutenant. Later in life he retired from a successful sales career with Procter & Gamble.
Throughout his life he enjoyed talking with people and lending a hand if anybody needed help. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Elyria and served as an usher and trustee for several years. Model railroading was a life-long hobby and he always liked spending time with his grandchildren Ellie and Evan whenever he had the chance.
He was happily married to his wife of 57 years, Gloria (nee Hoffman), and had two sons, Eric and Corbie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Edith Erickson.
He spent his final days here caring for his wife who is living with Parkinson's Disease.
Friends may call Sunday, November 11 at the Busch Funeral home, 114 Second St., in Elyria from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, and also on Monday, November 12 in the Asbury Room at the First United Methodist Church, 312 Third St., in Elyria from 10-11 am. Funeral Service will begin immediately following the visitation at 11:00 am, Rev. W. Kent Joy officiating. Burial will follow the service at Ridge Hill Memorial Park in Amherst.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Elyria (see address above).


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thank you for everything. We love you more than the tongue can tell. We will miss you until we are with you once again. Forever in our hearts.

Posted by Your Entire Family - Son   July 19, 2019

Corbie and family - we are sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I have many wonderful memories of times in your house with you and your family. We are here for you if you need anything.

The Lovejoy Family, Friend, Brunswick, OH. November 9, 2018

Posted by Chris Lovejoy - Brunswick, OH - Friend   November 09, 2018


Posted by PETER AND ANN STROTH - Valley City, OH - Friend   November 08, 2018

I was shocked when my sister told me about Bill. You guys and Gloria are in my thoughts and prayers. I apologize for not making it to the funeral as I am out of town until the 26th of November.

Posted by Mark Erickson - Lockport, NY - Family   November 08, 2018

Gloria and family- My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I have many fond memories of helping Bill put up the Christmas decorations at First United Methodist every year. And then we would go to Friendly's for an ice cream. May our Lord wrap each of you in His arms and comfort you.

Posted by Tim Henson - Tiro, OH - Family Friend   November 08, 2018

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