CALVIN "CAL" JAMES ERICKSON
July 23, 1932 ~ March 1, 2018
Cal was the youngest of six siblings (Harland, Doris, Leroy, Dale and Lois) born to Hildegard Platzer and Hjalmer Erickson in Glenfield, North Dakota.
Farm-raised, Navy veteran of Korean War, settled in Bay Area where he met his wife of 59.7 years, Sharon Rae Tremmel.
Father to Michael, Lorraine and Ann, father-in-law to Kelly Nordstrom Erickson and uncle to many.
Worked in the steel industry from varying locations including Emeryville, CA, Houston, TX, Mexico City, Mexico, Costa Mesa, CA and Vancouver, WA.
In his retirement, he volunteered and assumed leadership at the Friends In Service to Humanity (F.I.S.H.) food bank for 11 years.
Cal was always an avid sports fan especially of the Mariners, Trailblazers and Seahawks and enjoyed family trips to Arizona for Spring Training baseball.
Memorial services to be held on June 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Vancouver, WA. Inurnment on June 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
), Kaiser Hospice, 2701 NW Vaughn St., Ste. 140, Portland, OR 97210 or F.I.S.H. (http://fishvancouver.org
Please sign his Guest Book at: www.columbian.com/obits