May 21, 2013


Jane M. Fleskes, 69, of Duluth, Minn., died Friday, May 10, 2013, in Sun City West Ariz., after a seven-month battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at. St. John Catholic Church, 3 W. Chisholm St. Duluth, Minn., and burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the church.

Cards/memorials may be sent to Jane's husband and family, Mike Erickson, 5972 N. Tischer Road, Duluth Minn. 55804.

Jane was born Dec. 19, 1942, in Carroll, Iowa, to Lee and Lucille (Koster) Fleskes from Mount Carmel, Iowa. She attended school at Mount Carmel, graduated from Kuemper in 1961, going off to college with a lifetime career as a social worker. She married Mike Erickson, and they worked and lived in Duluth most of their married lives. The last few years, after retiring, they enjoyed winter at their Sun City West, Ariz., home.

Jane is survived by her husband Mike; daughter Leah, stepchildren Shane (Heather) Erickson, Bryce (Rebecca) Erickson and four stepgrandchildren, all from Duluth; brother Bob (Elaine) Fleskes of Annandale Minn., and Joe (Cindy) Fleskes, Davis, Calif.; two sisters Cindy (Bob) Post of Greenleaf Wis..,

Mavis (Blair) Gagne of Floodwood, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Theresa.