Obituary of Patricia Anne Erickson
Age 66, of Grand Blanc, died Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Genesys Regional Medical Center, with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, August 19, 2021, at The Church of the Holy Family in Grand Blanc. Rev. Fr. Leronio Vodivodi to officiate, with burial to follow at Crestwood Cemetery. Pat’s family will be present to receive friends from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Grand Blanc, 8253 S. Saginaw Rd. At 7:00 pm on Wednesday evening, Pat’s family, friends, and parish will gather at the funeral home to pray the Rosary. On Thursday morning, Pat will be taken to church to lie in state from 9:00 am until the time of Mass at 10:00 am. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Pat’s tribute page at martinfuneralhome.com.
Pat was born in Blackduck, Minnesota, on July 4, 1955, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin and Margaret (Neft) Erickson. Educated locally, Pat graduated from Grand Blanc High School with the Class of 1973. She continued her education and went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She started her career working for McLaren Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1978. Pat met and married the love of her life Robert Herrmann, on September 1, 1978, at Holy Family Church in Grand Blanc. A Boy Scout leader, with 30 years of service, Pat also organized Eagle Boards of Review for the Water and Woods council and was the store manager for the Boy Scout Shop. Her impact on the Boy Scout family is still felt today. Pat was well known as a leader and was honored with the Silver Beaver Award for her Boy Scout leadership role. She was a member of Saint Rita’s guild at Holy Family. Pat and Bob enjoyed traveling all over Michigan in their motor home. She really enjoyed "Stampin up," creating her own cards to give to people for any occasion. In her free time, she enjoyed cake decorating and going to the casino, but most of all she loved her family. She will be greatly missed.
Left to cherish Pat’s memory are her loving husband of 42 years, Bob Herrmann; mother, Margaret Erickson; children: Christopher Robert and wife, Betts, Thomas Michael, and Jacob Patrick and wife, Andee; grandchildren: Christopher Andrew, Whitlee J; siblings: Theresa Blamer, Kathy and husband, Greg Richardson, Geraldine and husband, John Daly, John and wife, Sharyl Erickson, Tom Erickson, Bill and wife Tara, Erickson, Pete and wife, Cheryl Erickson; several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Pat was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Erickson, and her grandparents.