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Anthony "Tony" Erickson

January 30, 2020
Elk Rapids, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Anthony (Tony) Jerome Erickson, 59 of Elk Rapids, MI died January 30th, 2020.

He was born July 13th, 1960 in Traverse City, MI the son of Martha Player.

Tony graduated from Kingsley Area schools later going into the field of Ammonia Welding and Masonry.

He was a lover of the great outdoors. He loved fishing, hunting with his prized guns and his greatest passion was rock-climbing mountains and exploring caves. Tony also had exquisite taste and talent for creating some of the most beautiful wooden furniture pieces.

Tony is joined in the after-life by his 2 children; Terri Lynn Erickson and Paul Eugene Erickson who he has dearly longed for. He is also joined by his step-father Keith Playter and his much cherished grandmother Jane Bohaboy.

Tony is survived by his beloved wife of 18 years, Sonja Conley also of Elk Rapids, MI; his mother Martha Playter (Keith) of Kinglsey, MI; his sister Penny Julin (Jacques) of Buckley, MI; his brother Larry Erickson (Cheryl) of Traverse City, MI; and his sister Kathy Lyon of Kewadin, MI. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews that he loved very much and considered as his children.

In honor of Tony’s wishes he will be cremated and shared with all those he loved. The family asks that you join them February 10th at 1:00 pm at the Kingsley Methodist Church, 113 Blair St, Kingsley for a luncheon to celebrate his life and listen to all of his favorite music that he has selected.

In lieu of flowers or donations the family is asking that contributions be made to his wife Sonja Conley to be used towards his final resting arrangements.

Please sign the guestbook and share your thoughts with the family.