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Obituary for Leatrice J. Erickson

Leatrice J. Erickson, 82, of West Salem, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2011, at her home.
She was born October 29, 1929, in Laona, Wis., to William and Bertha (Foreman) Krauter. On January 7, 1953, she married Oscar Erickson in Caledonia, Minn., and he preceded her in death on October 15, 1996. Leatrice was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister, and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include three daughters, Shirley (Victor) Smith of West Salem, Charlotte (Archie) Sandusky of Hampshire, Ill., and Theresa (Terry) Sutherland of Cashton, Wis.; two sons, Kenneth Erickson of West Salem and Wayne (Carmen) Erickson of Minneapolis; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Betty (Larry) Layland of Fort Worth, Texas, Carol (Stanley) Severson of Claremore, Okla., Mildred Perlberg of West Allis, Wis., and Anita (Ray) Erdmann of Milwaukee, Wis., one brother, Sonny (Doris) Krauter of Tampa Bay, Fla.; four special family members, Jeff Casperson of Whitehall, Wis., Ronald Corso of Hampshire, Ill., and Tammy Coelin and DuWayne Anderson, both of West Salem; and many precious nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Leatrice was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters; and her very special friend, Laura Hatch.
Funeral services will be Thursday, December 8, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of the Nazarene, 6287 Hwy 16, Sparta, Wis. Pastor Phil Stein will officiate. Burial will be in Burns Cemetery. Friends may call at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, (Woodruff Chapel), 4239 Mormon Coulee Rd., La Crosse, on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be sent at