Arthur "Chuck" C. Erickson, November 10, 1937 - January 18, 2020

Arthur "Chuck" C. Erickson
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Arthur Charles Erickson “Chuck” passed away peacefully surrounded by family members on Jan 18, 2020 at Oak Gardens Place in Altoona, WI. He was 82 years old. Chuck was born on Nov. 10th, 1937 in Superior, WI. He was preceded in death by his wife Joanne, sister Jeanine Morgan, his mother Esther Erickson and father Art Erickson.

Chuck grew up in Superior, WI.  He attended Superior East High School where he was a “star” basketball player. Or as the newspapers used to say, “ the cager”. Chuck attended UW-Superior where he met his future wife Joanne and also completed a bachelor’s degree in history education. Chuck was hired as a history teacher and basketball coach shortly after graduating from UW-Superior. He also played basketball at UW-Superior. He went on to complete his masters degree at UW-Madison. He spent his last 25 years teaching at Eau Claire North High School. Joanne and Chuck were married in Iron River, WI. Chuck and Joanne raised their three children in Eau Claire, WI. 

Chuck was known for his warmth and kindness towards everyone he met. He had a gift for making everyone feel good about themselves. Anyone who has ever spent time with him tells us how much of a positive difference he has made in their life. Chuck loved being physically active; he enjoyed tennis, handball, bike riding, cross country skiing, running and walking. Chuck was an avid reader and a seeker of knowledge. Chuck focused his life on taking care of his family. His family always came first to him. Whether it was taking kids to sports practice, attending church, shopping with his wife, or just being present, he was always there for his family. 

Chuck is survived in death by his three children; Mike Erickson (Faith), Chad Erickson (Stephanie), Leigh Lorge (Todd) and his grandchildren; Casey, Lexi, Nick, Ben, Payton, Cooper, Bennett, Bergen, Brekin, and great grandson Winston.

Our  family would like to thank the Oak Gardens staff for their love and care of Chuck. They would also like to thank his good friends who shared his journey with him and were always by his side. 

Memorials for Chuck can be made to L.E. Phillips Public Library, https://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/give/, or The Parkinson’s Foundation, https://www.parkinson.org/donate.

Memorial Service will take place at 10:30 am on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Visitation will take place from 9 am until the time of service at the funeral home on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com.

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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  1. Jamie Husby Verhulst February 5, 2020

    So sorry - sad news!
    Mr. Erickson was one of my favorite teachers at EC North, class of ‘79.
    RIP

  2. Barbara Gosch January 28, 2020

    My condolences to the family. Chuck was my mentor in Social Studies at North High School and a very dedicated teacher. My thoughts are with you all at this time.

  3. Gloria Crossman January 25, 2020

    I am so sorry about Chuck’s passing. He was a wonderful man!

  4. Cheyenne Flury Poeschel January 24, 2020

    To the Erickson Family,
    I knew both your parents as lovely, engaging people. Whenever I would see your Dad, he would always ask about our daughters, how nice he would remember them. My sincere sympathy for your loss.

  5. Ron Hilmanowski January 22, 2020

    I am very saddened to read of the passing of Mr. Erickson. I had Chuck as a teacher at North and he was my offensive line coach for the football team my senior year when we won the Big Rivers championship. He taught me a lot of things that I still use today: history, football and life in general. Again, very sorry for your loss.

    Ron Hilmanowski

  6. Marge Quaid January 20, 2020

    My husband, Jack, and I were privilege to be called his friends. He was so kind and caring. He always remembered to ask about our family, our trips and our health.

    He knew so much about a wide range of subjects from sports to books to what was going on in the world. I will never forget the caring love he showed for his wife in her last years. He was always there for her and enjoyed talking with her friends.

    We will miss him greatly as we do his wife, Joanne. His family and friends were blessed to have him.

  7. Lynn Rogers January 20, 2020

    So, sorry for your loss. I am happy for you that you could spend time with your dad when it was so important for him.