Patricia Ann Erickson (nee Resler), 79, of Cape Coral, passed away peacefully July 13, 2014, at home with her family by her side. Born Oct. 28, 1934, in Jolie, Ill., she resided in Joliet for most of her life. She graduated from A.O. Marshall Elementary School, Joliet Central High School and Joliet Junior College. She was formerly employed by Grumley, Dicke, Thornton and Clark, the Illinois State Police Bureau of Identification and the city of Joliet. She knew how to have fun. She was a vibrant and beautiful lady. She loved traveling, interior decorating, reading and sewing. She was a member of Cape Coral Moose Lodge 2199 and enjoyed spending time there with her friends.
Mrs. Erickson is survived by her children, Cynthia (Ronald) Fox, Michael Kon and Ronald (Deana) Babecki; her two grandchildren, Kristina (fiance' Emmett Zumwalt) O'Malley and Michael Pierson; two step-grandchildren, Krystyne and Thomas Swan; three great-grandchildren, Konner, Jackson and Alexander O'Malley; her sister, Betty Lou (the late John) Wortmann; sister-in-law, Eleanor Resler; her niece and friend, Linda (Byron Berkland) Wortmann; and nephews, Walter, Thomas, Donald and Ronald Wortmann and their families.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Erickson; her parents, Walter and Margaret (Thompson) Resler; her brother, Donald "Bud" Resler; and brothers, Walter and Harold in childhood.
Patricia Ann Erickson
The family would like to thank the staff of Hope Hospice of Cape Coral for its guidance and support.
Cremation rites have been accorded. In keeping with Pat's wishes, no funeral services will be held.