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Perry D. Erickson

Mar 31, 1962 - Sep 19, 2022


Perry D. Erickson, age 60, of Sheboygan WI, found peace September 19th at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a short battle with cancer.
Perry was born March 31, 1962, in Iron Mountain, MI to Caren and C. Thomas Erickson. Perry was united in marriage to Chris (Richer) Erickson on July 10, 1982. The couple recently celebrated 40 years of marriage. Chris has been by Perry’s side through thick and thin, and all throughout his recent struggles, when he needed her most. Together, Perry and Chris raised two loving children, Stacy and Brad. Perry was always ready with a word of advice or encouragement. He expected the best from them and for them.
While working to raise a young family, Perry decided to pursue an engineering career. With persistence and determination, he received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. After a few opportunities elsewhere, Perry took a position at Kohler Co. The location was ideal, as it brought the family closer to their roots in the Upper Peninsula.
Perry was conscientious and hardworking. He took great pride in his work as a senior staff engineer for Kohler Co. He enjoyed his coworkers and being a team player. This past year Perry’s career achievements were recognized at the Innovation Celebration. He was presented the “Walter J. Kohler Patent Award” by David Kohler for his innovative contributions and ingenuity. He is named as inventor on numerous US patents. As an Engineer he was truly a creative problem solver.
For fun and adventure Perry enjoyed camping, motorcycling, competitive shooting, kite flying, and deer hunting at the Deer Ol’ Dump. He also enjoyed many other activities, especially spending time with family and friends. If you were lucky enough to call Perry family or a friend, you were fortunate. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include: wife, Chris (Richer) Erickson; children, Stacy Erickson, and Brad Erickson (Jenni); mother, Caren (Carbis) Erickson, Kingsford MI; sister, Paula (Matt) Benjamin; sister-in-law, Deb (Tom) Duchaine; brothers-in-law, Frank (Jody) Richer, Jeff (Linda) Richer and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Perry in death were his dad, C. Thomas Erickson; his sister; Laurie Moniowczak; in-laws, Frank and Marcella (DesJardin) Richer.
Perry’s wife, Chris, and his family would like to acknowledge and sincerely express appreciation to the staff at the Aurora Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic and Palliative/Hospice Care. Thank you for your kindness, love and support during Perry’s final days.
The Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home at 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, is serving the family. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 24th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a service to follow.


Date: Saturday Sep 24, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday Sep 24, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Gayle Haas

My deepest condolences to you, Chris and family. I know he is at peace now. Chris, please text me at 989-239-9219 when you are able. I have been looking for you for a long time. Read about Perry in the Daily Press. Living in Florida now.