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Obituary: John R. Erskine

March 18, 1931 – March 7, 2019

John R. Erskine, 87, died March 7, 2019. Left to honor his life are his wife, Jacqueline Erskine, who resides in Charlottesville, Virginia; his six children, David Erskine, Therese Erskine, Timothy Erskine, Mary Grassel, Paul Erskine and Lynn Erskine; two stepchildren, Richard House and Amy Norfleet; 13 grandchildren; and his sisters, Alice Winneman and Mary Ellen Rothwell.

John was born in Milwaukee to Arthur and Leone Erskine. After graduating from the University of Rochester, he served in the Navy, including the Korean War, then earned a PhD in physics from the University of Notre Dame. He worked as a physicist at Argonne National Laboratory and the Department of Energy.

John was dedicated to the natural world and inspired his children to appreciate music, museums and national parks. He enjoyed spending his boyhood summers in Jacksonport. A memorial will be held Saturday, July 13, 10 am, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim. Call 920.493.8333 with any questions.

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