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Doris Erickson

Obituary for Doris Erickson

May 1, 1940 - November 27, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 78

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother


Doris M. Erickson, age 78, of McHenry, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Advocate Good Shepard Hospital in Barrington. Doris was born May 1, 1940, in Konigsberg, Germany, the daughter of Alfred and Kathe (nee Jorgeis) Doehring. On October 5, 1996, Doris married Steven Erickson at Faith Presbyterian Church in McHenry.
Doris working as a cosmetologist enjoyed doing hairstyling. She further enjoyed bowling, golfing, doing ceramics, knitting, gardening, boating and her art projects. In her younger days, Doris had the opportunity to attend the Art Institute of Chicago.
Doris is survived by her loving and supportive husband, Steven Erickson; daughters, Christine (Richard) Anderson, Susan (Dan) Bieniek, and Tracy Rakoncay-Evans; grandchildren, Melissa and Ryan Anderson, and Laine Evans; and great-grandchildren, Priscilla, Mya, Oscar, Kelsey, Savannah, Zachary, Lily and Brianna. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Kathe 'Katie' Doehring; daughter, Barbara Rakoncay; and brothers: Frederick, Christopher, and Bernard Doehring.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 3, 2018, from 4-8 p.m., at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2107 W. Lincoln Road, McHenry. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev William Torgeson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in Doris' name.
Doris' memory will live on through her generous donation to Gift of Hope.
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