Walter Cermit Erickson passed away on September 3rd, 2020 at 79 years old. He passed away in his home in Enumclaw surrounded by his loving family. Although it was a difficult circumstance, his family was able to care for him and be with him until his last breath- a true blessing that some never get.
Walter was a son, husband, father of 4, grandfather of 7, great grandfather of 2, and friend to many. He came to the Pacific Northwest 53 years ago from Ashland, Wisconsin. Two days after arriving in the area he met his wife of 53 years, Virginia Ann Franz. They met, married, and had a family of their own, including their son, Roy Erickson, and their three daughters, Dawn Esik, Deanna Matthews, and Kirsten Weigand.
Walter was a talented carpenter/mill man and supplied for his family doing such work. Not only was he a carpenter/ mill man in occupation; he also used those skills to maintain their home in Enumclaw where his wife Virginia still resides.
Walter taught his family many things, which include working hard for the things you want and own, being on time for everything, not allowing yourself to be lazy, and a desire to learn and know about God.
Walter was not a perfect man- there are no perfect men. However, his family will love and miss him forever. They share memories of him that will be forever treasured. To name a few…. memories of lettuce and tears, thrown ketchup at the kitchen table, spankings on a birthday, the family watching “Sound of Music” together and the lyrics of the song “Que Sera Sera” (whatever will be, will be) while driving home from the Ravensdale bar. Yes, these memories are beautiful and belong to those who loved Walter.
We miss you Walt. We miss you husband; we miss you dad and grandpa!
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