Marty J. Erickson, age 62, of Bayfield, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at his residence. He was born on March 18, 1959 the son of John and Donna (Wachsmuth) Erickson.

Marty graduated from Bayfield High School in 1977 and worked as a commercial fisherman out of Bayfield for most of his life. He later worked as a captain for the Apostle Islands Cruise Service and also helped his sister Brenda on her Rocky Acres Berry Farm. Marty always enjoyed taking long walks, and was known to sing while he worked.

He is survived by his daughter, Ericka (Cody Johnson) Peterson – River Falls, a grandson, Issaiah Rabideaux, 2 sisters, Brenda Erickson – Bayfield and Sharon Wichlidal – Superior, 2 step-brothers, John Lynn and Jim Lynn, a step-sister, Kathy Meierotto, a niece, Jolene Palme – Sandstone, MN, a great-niece, Sami Wichlidal, a great-great-niece, Chloe and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Mel Rabideaux.

A celebration of life and potluck dinner will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M., Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Brenda’s home on the Rocky Acres Berry Farm.

The Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn, WI is handling the arrangements.

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