Loretta M. Erickson, age 85, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2019 at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer. She was born January 8, 1933 in the Town of Sampson, Chippewa County, Wisconsin to Robert and Ethel (Tallman) Taylor. She married Elmer J. Erickson on October 10, 1953 at High Bank Church in Holcombe, Wisconsin. Loretta kept very busy raising her family and providing them with a loving home. She also was a bartender at Heines Bar. She was an expert at making crocheted items and had trunk loads of beautiful handmade blankets, scarves and hats. She also enjoyed baking, cooking, doing puzzles and fishing (especially with her grand and great-children).
She is survived by sons: Dan (Yvonne) Erickson of Wheeler WI, Marty (Sue) Erickson of Bloomer WI, David (Becky) Erickson of Bloomer WI, Elmer Erickson, Jr. of Bloomer WI and Dale (Audrey) Erickson of Chippewa Falls; daughters: Mary (Herman) Woolever of Bloomer and Rita (Curt) Bergeron of Fall Creek; 22 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Robert and Ethel; husband: Elmer Sr.; brothers: Ernie, Don, Robert and David Taylor; sister: Elsie Hartman.
Funeral services will be held at Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM with a visitation from 9:00 AM until the time of service on Saturday. Private burial will be in the Scandinavian Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com