Obituary: Faye Jeanette Erickson

April 27, 1928 ~ October 31, 2021

Faye Jeanette Erickson, 93, of Sister Bay, died peacefully on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village, with family at her side.

She was born April 27, 1928 in Sister Bay, the eldest of three children born to the late Reuben Clifford and Leona Emmaline (Smith) Seaquist. Faye graduated from Gibraltar High School as valedictorian for the Class of 1946. She attended Bethel Junior College in St. Paul, Minnesota before transferring to the University of Minnesota, where she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Faye taught school in St. Paul, Sister Bay, and Lee County Schools (Ft. Myers, Florida) until her retirement in 1989. On June 7, 1951, she married Paul Thompson and they were blessed with one son, Douglas. In 1957, Paul, Douglas, and Leona passed away unexpectedly. On December 26, 1961, Faye married Charles Erickson and they moved to Ft. Myers, Florida for 44 years. After retiring from school teaching, she worked in an after-school program for McGregor Baptist Church in Florida for several years and participated in the Bible Study Group and music programs. In 2007, Faye moved back to Sister Bay to be closer to her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sister Bay, where she was also involved in the Bible Study Group and the music program. While living in Door County, she taught English for the Door County BRIDGES Program. Faye’s passion was music and children. She loved the Lord, Jesus Christ, and accepted Him as her personal Savior at a young age. Faye lived her faith daily and it was evident to all who knew her and were blessed by her. She impacted the lives of many and will be missed dearly.

Faye is survived by her brother, David (Lois) Seaquist; sister, Marjorie Goulet; nieces and nephews, Cindy (Tim) Linton, Steve (Erica) Seaquist, Terry Schnorbus, Dan Anderson, and Gary (Diane) Anderson; great nieces and nephews [and their children], Anna (Brandon) Cheshire [Liam], Erik (Brooke) Linton [Cooper and Deacon], Sarah (Daniel) Phelps, Joshua Seaquist, Jamie (CJ) Egbujo [Josiah, Toby, Eden, and Amara], Jackie (Keith) Plunske [Izaac and Iylah], Dylan Brodeur, and Hannah Anderson; brother-in-law, Cliff Anderson; and many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Leona Seaquist; first husband, Paul Thompson; son, Douglas Thompson; second husband, Charles Erickson; and brother-in-law, Roger Goulet.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Sister Bay with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The family suggests memorials may be given in Faye Erickson’s name to: News Service 2000 (PO Box 263, St. Francis, MN 55070), a ministry for the Persecuted Church that Faye supported for years.

“Our family wishes to extend a thank you to the staff at Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay for their excellent care of Aunt Faye over the years. We wish to also thank Unity Hospice for their support and care. We deeply appreciate Dr. J Joshua Rebhan and his staff for their wonderful care over the years. Lastly, thank you to Pastor Mark Billington and Pastor Delmar Dahl for the encouragement and support.”

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Faye may be shared with her family through her tribute page at