Rev. Ryan. G. Erickson, 31, died Sunday Dec. 19, 2004 in Hurley.
He was born in Fond du Lac on Jan. 17, 1973, the son of Dennis and Mary Roth Erickson.
He graduated from St. Matthew's Grade School in Campbellsport and from Campbellsport High School. Father Ryan graduated from St. Mary's Seminary in Winona, Minn., and St. Paul's Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. His ordination was held June of 2000 at St. Ann's Church in Somerset.
Father Ryan served at St. Patrick's Parish in Hudson, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Ladysmith and most recently at St. Mary of the Seven Dolors Parish in Hurley.
Survivors include his parents Dennis and Mary of Woodruff, his sister Sonya (Brian) Dudor of Oak Creek, his brother Travis of Woodruff, his maternal grandmother Bea (Joe) Mueller of Campbellsport, his niece and nephew Kayla and Samuel Dudor, many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Raymond and Erna Erickson, his maternal grandfather Gene Roth, and three cousins Christopher Erickson, Lee Erickson and Donna Erickson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday Dec. 27, 2004, at 1 p.m. at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Campbellsport. Bishop Raphael Fliss, Rev. Gerard Willger, Rev. Jozef Barszez, Rev. John Anderson and Rev. Michael Moran concelebrated and burial followed in St. Matthew's Cemetery. Visitation was Monday at the church. A memorial fund has been established. Twohig Funeral Home in Campbellsport assisted with arrangements.