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Mary Louise (Narloch) Erickson

September 25, 1927 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 94)


Mary L. (Narloch) Erickson

     On Saturday evening, November 20, 2021, Mary L Erickson, 94, completed her journey in this life and began an everlasting life in the presence of her creator God.

   She was born on September 25, 1927 in Wausau, daughter of the late Leon and Mathilda (Levandowski) Narloch. She graduated from Wausau Senior High School and worked at Employers   Insurance Company, where she met her future husband. She married James G. Erickson on November 12, 1949 at Holy Name Catholic Church, Wausau.

   She was once asked, when she was younger, what her plans were, and she said she wanted to be a good wife and mother. Well, mission accomplished! Mary and Jim were blessed with, and raised, seven children. Their family was the center of their lives.

   Her faith was an important part of her life and kept her actively involved in parish life, first at St. Anne Parish, and later on, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, at Newman Catholic Schools, and as a volunteer at St. Anthony’s Monastery in Marathon.

   She very much enjoyed golfing and bowling and was a fan of both the Packers and Brewers. She enjoyed card playing, shaking dice, and trips to the casino. Before her eyesight failed her, she was a voracious reader and was always looking for a good debate – specifically surrounding the tenets of her faith.

   She is survived by her sister,  Sister Margaret Narloch, CSSF, Chicago, ILL; a sister-in-law, Lois Narloch, Casper, WY, her seven children, Janice(Everette) Strahl, Green Bay, Gregory(Jan), Oconomowoc, Michael(Barbara), Lake Geneva, Thomas(Karen), Wausau, Sue Ann(Bill) Schmidt, Torrington, WY, Margaret(Joe) Langteau, Longboat Key, FL, Mary Beth(David) Doll, McFarland; 22 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

   Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers; Joseph, Lee, and Lawrence Narloch; and by her sisters, Violet Gesicki and Cornelia Kamla.

   The Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Mary L. Erickson will be at Noon on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. The Rev. Robert Thorn will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Wednesday, at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau, and again on Thursday, from 11:00 AM until the time of services at the Church. There will be a rosary service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St Matthew Catholic Church, or to St. Anthony’s Retreat Center, in care of the family.

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December 1, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
3400 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

Funeral Mass
December 2, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Matthew Catholic Church
229 South 28th Avenue
WI, 54401 US
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