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Gladys I. Erickson

Obituary for Gladys I. Erickson

September 12, 1920 - January 1, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 97

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother


Gladys I. Erickson, age 97, of McHenry, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 12, 1920, the daughter of John and Lola (Saunders) Gibson.
Gladys loved flowers and kept her garden immaculate. She was the president of Whispering Oaks Garden Club and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in McHenry. In her spare time she also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Family meant everything to Gladys. She adored her grandchildren and proudly made them each blankets when they were born. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her children: James J. (Diane) Erickson, Jr., Robert A. (Henrietta) Erickson, Michael D. (Kathleen) Erickson, fourteen grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren.
Gladys is preceded in death by her husband: James J. Erickson, Sr., son: Patrick William Erickson, sister: Lola Schwartz and brother: John "Jack" Gibson.
Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, beginning at 11:00am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1401 Richmond Rd., McHenry. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gladys' name to the Salvation Army, 290 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake, IL 60014 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Salvation Army
    290 W. Crystal Lake Avenue
    Crystal Lake, IL 60014
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    501 St. Jude Place
    Memphis, TN 38105

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Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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