William "Bill" G. Erickson, 75, of Cloquet, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 24, 2020 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Duluth. Bill was born June 30, 1945 in Cloquet, the son of Chester and Josephine (Hyland) Erickson. He graduated from Cloquet Senior High and after serving a brief stint in the Army National Guard, worked at Potlatch and then Sappi Paper Mill until his retirement in 2004.
Simple. Stubborn. Selfless. Bill embraced the simple things in life - fishing, hunting, a good ride in the woods and popsicles. At times he could be stubborn and was known to argue just for the sake of arguing. But above all else, he was selfless. He loved his family and was kind to those around him.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Karen; his parents; and brother; Duane Erickson.
Bill is survived by his daughters, Lana (John) Sibik of Brookston, Lisa (Mark) Omwenga of Nairobi, and Elizabeth (Steven) Probst of Iron River; five grandchildren, Jenna, Logan, Dane, Jade and Jake; and his sister, Ruby (Megan) Erickson.
There will not be any services at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet.