Earl Martin Erickson, 89, passed away in Castle Rock, Colorado, on April 17, 2023. He was born in 1934 in Clintonville, Wisconsin, at his home on Bennett Street. Earl was a graduate of University of Wisconsin and a proud Badger.
Earl enjoyed traveling the world as a civil engineer, having worked in many places in the U.S. and abroad, including Turkey, Venezuela and Brazil. He married Carole Lapham in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in 1966, and they had two daughters, Jennifer Erickson and Kristin [Randy] Teuscher.
Earl was an enthusiast of Corvairs, Italian scooters, British cars (orange Caterhams, to be exact), classic jazz and skiing. If you ever had a minute to spare he absolutely loved chatting about these subjects, among others.
Earl and his ski buddies were featured in a documentary film directed by Erica Milsom called Snow Day: Life, Death, and Skiing (2014). We encourage you all to watch it, as the film captures Earl’s amazing spirit as well as his love for his family and swishing down the Colorado slopes. "You are only as old as you feel! Age is just a number!" Earl continued to ski as often as he could with his friends through 2020.
Earl is survived by his two daughters and two beloved grandsons, Hudson Martin and Mason Earl. He was preceded in death by his wife as well as his parents, Edward and Sigrid, and his siblings, Roy (Diane) Erickson and Sandy (Jerry) Roemer.
A memorial in his honor will take place on Friday, May 5, at 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Castle Rock (1200 South St, Castle Rock, Colorado 80104). All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to KUVO, Denver's public jazz station, at 2101 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO 80205.
From his daughters: "Dad, please write when you get work, hang by your thumbs and don’t take any wooden nickels. We love you."