Friday, February 8, 2008


On Monday evening, Bryan's grandfather Forrest passed away at the age of 89. His burial service is today. I know that Bryan admired his Grandfather, so I asked him to write a few lines about him for me.

[Bryan:] My grandpa was a great guy. Since as early as I can remember, he was always a very kind person. After we moved away from Michigan and as the years passed, it still seemed like he never changed. He and my Grandma always seemed very close. He will be missed and fondly remembered by many. I will remember my Grandpa as someone who I admired. I'll remember his love of travel with my Grandma, his love of reading and his great sense of humor.

Below is his obituary:

Forrest G. Erickson age 89, of Canton, passed away February 4, 2008, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Mr. Erickson was born July 19, 1918, the son of John P. and Mary (Higgs) Erickson in Salt Lake City, Utah. During World War II he was a Lieutenant and pilot for the United States Navy. His working years were spent as an engineer with Scans Associates of Livonia, Michigan where he specialized in automotive fluid flow, retiring in 1985. Mr. Erickson was a member of Plymouth Ward of The Church of Latter-Day Saints. Surviving Mr. Erickson are his beloved wife, Rowena, two sons Steven (Mary) Erickson and Richard Erickson and daughter Barbara (John) Rohrbeck. Six grandchildren, Heather, Bryan, David, Molly, Paul and Rachael, ten great-grandchildren, Haley, Lindsey, Tristan, Kaitlyn, Max, Sophie, Calvin, Nicholas, Josh and Gregory, brothers, Ross (Julie) Erickson and Max (Ellie) Erickson. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 7, 2008, 12:30pm at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main St., Plymouth. Friends may visit Thursday 10:30am until time of service. Burial will take place Friday in Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan.


  1. sorry for your loss. sounds like he lived a good life and was a good guy (we like those engineers in our family). i'm liking your grandma's name, rowena. both my grandpas had such fondness for my grandmas - i always found it very touching myself.

  2. So sorry, Bryan. We've had alot of people passing around us in our family too. It's strange to get to our age and people that we've known and loved are coming to the end of their journeys. My thoughts are with you!

  3. Dear Stacey and Bryan ~

    Thank you for such a nice tribute to my Dad and Bryan's Gramps. He was a really good Dad, and we will miss him.

  4. He actually passed away very early Monday morning. The funeral service was very nice. It was hard to say goodbye to him. And even harder to see Grams sad & without Gramps by her side. I'm going to post a few pictures from the burial service tomorrow probably.