Obituary of Donald Erickson
Don "YUKON" Erickson, age 85 of Sun City Center, FL and originally from Sister Bay, Door County WI passed away on February 8, 2023 after a brief illness. He was born March 6, 1937 to Paul Erickson and Alice (Linden) Erickson and lived most of his life in Sister Bay. A man of many talents, he started in the building trades as a mason, then moved on to be one of the founding partners of Carlson-Erickson Builders, had Don Erickson Excavating, owned and developed Appleport Storage, owner of Champeau Floor Covering, developer partner of both Skogland Condominium and Woodcrest Condominium in Sister Bay. After retirement, he, along with his wife, Judith relocated to their vacation home in Sun City Center, FL. Yukon's talent of gardening bloomed in the Florida climate and he found endless hours of enjoyment working in his yard. He also enjoyed and expanded his wood carving abilities, earning blue ribbons at the State and County Fairs every year. Every Wednesday you'd find him volunteering at Sun City Center's Front Porch Pickers greeting friends and fellow fans.
Yukon married his beloved Judith (Ostran) on March 12, 1960, who preceded him in death. Others passing before him were both of his parents, sister Barbara Scheider, granddaughter Tessa Erickson, and James Adams. He is survived by his three children; Andrea Erickson, Kirsten (Croydon Kemp) Erickson, and Linden (Debra Anderson) Erickson, 5 grandchildren; Tyler Adams, Alissa (Marcus) Anschutz, Amber (Rich) Fleckenstein, Isaiah Erickson, and Eli Erickson, along with 6 great grandchildren, and special friend Mary Laipple.
A celebration of his life will be held March 6, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sun City Center..
Memorials may be made to: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Front Porch Pickers, and/or Sun City Center CarversTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald Erickson, please visit Tribute Store