Jeffrey “Jeff” M. Erickson

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died September 24th, 2019

Jeffrey M. “Jeff” Erickson, 59, of Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at U.P. Health System – Marquette, following an illness with cancer.

Jeff was born on September 22, 1960 to Richard and Yvonne (Bellefeuille) Erickson.  He graduated from Escanaba High School and was a lifelong resident of this area.

Jeff loved music and the outdoors. He especially enjoyed his time of being a radio personality at MIX 106.

Among survivors include his mother, Yvonne (Lee) McCarthy of Gladstone; sister, Naomi (Mark) Kovelan of Spring Green, WI; his longtime girlfriend, Paulette King of Escanaba; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Richard Erickson; his grandparents; and his uncle, William King.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Inurnment will be in the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum.

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6 Tributes to “Jeffrey “Jeff” M. Erickson”

  1. I first met Jeff at Mix 106 (the former WMXG-FM) in March of 2000, right as the station first went on the air. “Jeffy” was always a man that I could talk to, as well as count on to get me laughing, even in the worst of moods. He always had something clever to say, or an old story he could tell me, or an old sound byte to play that would make me just roar. He had a big heart, and was a great friend. Even though we hadn’t seen each other in a while, he crossed my mind often, and will live on my memories of a great time we shared, forever. Vikki & I love you…see you on the other side, brother.

  2. Dear Yvonne and family we are so sorry for the loss of your son Jeffrey. Life goes on for us and he is in a better place with no more suffering. Remember the good times.

  3. I also met Jeff at Mix 106, the former WMXG. He was always great to talk to and with. One (which is many) of my fondest memories of Jeff was with he was 1/4 of The Dog and Pony Show. He had the right comments and things to say right at the perfect time. He had talked to myself in the past of maybe trying to get something like the DP show on the internet. The shows other show hosts, Marc, Bridget and myself enjoyed our time working with him and being his friend was such an honor. God Bless you Jeff. I wouldn’t doubt you might be spinnin the tunes up in heaven, save a song for me brother. Sleep well, see you on the other side.

  4. Yvonne, Naomi, and Mark – I’m so sorry to read of the loss of your son and brother. You are in my thoughts. May you find peace in the coming days.

  5. I’ve been friends with Jeff since 1980 when i was a DJ on WFNN. I met him when he brought in a pile of Punk Rock records he wanted me to play.We’ve been friends ever since. We had many common interests, including music, bad movies, nature,etc. etc. For about the first time in my life I am at a loss for words expressing how much of a gap his passing will leave in my life. I WILL NEVER FORGET HIM.

  6. I remember from the CB Radio days. He called himself “Rainbow Demon” if I have it right. He would always remember who I was after that and would say hello to me every time he saw me. He seemed very intelligent and sociable and a nice man. I haven’t seen him for years and he had crossed my mind from time to time. Glad he is free of any more suffering.

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