Ann Erickson, 1951-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Ann M. Erickson, 66, of LaPorte, Indiana, who passed away Friday, February 16, 2018.

Ann was born on July 18, 1951, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, to James and Elizabeth (Freisnger) Dolan.

Ann retired from Cessna Aircraft Company, where she was a Senior Business Analyst. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in LaPorte, and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) of Northwest Indiana, and was a volunteer for (Swanson) Activity Center for Older Adults, IU Health LaPorte Hospital, and IU Health LaPorte Hospital Auxiliary. She attended Purdue University, Westville, Indiana; Friends University, Wichita, Kansas; and Webster University, Wichita, Kansas, where she received her Master’s Degree in Human Resources/Organization Development. She also enjoyed quilting and playing bingo.

She is survived by two daughters, Teresa L. Erickson of LaPorte, Indiana, and Victoria L (Matthew) Sanders of Pine, Colorado; one son, Scott J. (Kimberly) Erickson of Fort Worth, Texas; four grandchildren, Derek Smith, Paige Erickson, and Hunter and Davian Sanders; two sisters, Patricia Paddock of Wichita, Kansas, and Linda (Jeffrey) Croff of Somerset, Kentucky; and six brothers, James Dolan of Gilbert, Arizona, Michael (Sandra) Dolan of Akron, Ohio, Robert Dolan of Fox Lake, Wisconsin, Richard (Jacqueline) Dolan of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, Mark (Sherrell) Dolan of Alma, Kansas, and Timothy (Camie) Dolan of Wichita, Kansas.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gerald and Brian.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Monday, February 19, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 19, at the funeral home with Reverend Ian Williams officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Swanson Center, 1230 W. Ind. 2, LaPorte, IN 46350 or at

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6 Responses to “Ann Erickson, 1951-2018”

  1. Carl & Judy Johnson

    Feb 17. 2018

    Sorry to hear of Ann passing we knew Ann from the Swanson Center

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  2. Virginia Behenna

    Feb 17. 2018

    Dear Teresa and family,

    So very sad to hear this. Deepest sympathy from myself as well as the entire Miller’s family.
    thinking of you in the days to come,


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  3. Paula Nieman

    Feb 17. 2018


    So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a courageous woman. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers .

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  4. Lisa Hennessy Johnson

    Feb 18. 2018

    So very sorry for your family’s loss from my mom Jackie Hennessy as well

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  5. To all of the Erickson & Dolan. Family,

    My deepest condolences & prayers in memory of Ann. She always had one of the most heart warming laughs no matter how sad you were she made you feel better. Very rarely did that woman put herself first she always thought of others first. She reminded me so so much of her Mother that way too, a good example to follow.

    She’ll always be with all of you in the love you shared & the memories you have of her. Share them often it will make her happy.

    Rest in peace Ann.

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  6. Pam and Andy Ruminski

    Mar 10. 2018

    So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. Prayers to family and friends.

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