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LA CROSSE/WINTER HAVEN, Fla. ← E. James Erickson, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Bethany on Cass Assisted Living Facility La Crosse, just months short of his 100th birthday. Jim was born to Ewald and Alta (Rommel) Erickson Nov. 15, 1918, in La Crosse. He was married to Virginia L. Holmlund of Bangor and they later divorced. He was also married to Mary Lou Mason of La Crosse. Both preceded him in death. Jim’s special friend of 20 years, Terry Kemetz, lives in Winter Haven.

Surviving family include son, Jon (Debra) Erickson of La Crosse; daughter, Kristine (Gary) Kastner of La Crescent, Minn.; daughter-in-law Sue (Rob) Hart; grandchildren, Torre (Brett) Pederson of Minneapolis, Minn., Erik Kastner of Virginia Beach, Va., Katie Sparks of La Crosse and Jenna (Nick) La Rue of Shorewood, Wis. Son Jay Erickson preceded him in death.

A complete obituary will follow and a private family service will be held at a later date. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.

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