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Our Staff

Our Staff's Commitment to You.


Staff members of Erickson Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

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Doral and Doris Erickson Former Owners

Doral and Doris were the second generation to own and operate the Erickson Funeral Home. They served families from 1952 until 1990, when they put their business in Brent's care.

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Brent D. and Mary Jo Erickson Owners, Funeral Director

Brent Erickson and his wife Mary Jo are the current owners of Erickson Funeral Home in Darlington, Argyle, and Shullsburg. For four generations the Erickson Funeral Home has served the Lafayette County and surrounding area, as they would want to be served in their time of need.

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Audery D. Bennett Associate Funeral Director

Audery has been a Wisconsin Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1982. Her husband is Clark Bennett. Audery has been employed by the Erickson Funeral Home since February of 1990.

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Justin Erickson Associate Funeral Director

Justin is a fourth generation funeral director and embalmer in his family. He received his Associaties of Applied Science degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL in September of 2015. Although newly licensed, he had been working in the funeral industry for some time. He started at a young age as most young men in a family business do. Justin worked at two other funeral homes other than his family's business to gain a wide knowledge base of the industry. In 2009, Justin studied Outdoor Education and Leadershiop and received an Associates of Arts degree at central Wyoming College in Riverton, WY. One year later he completed a semester in the Rockies through the National Outdoor Leadership School (N.O.L.S). If you don't know about N.O.L.S. ask, it was a life changing program. This time out west allowed him to find his balance. When Justin is not working in the funeral home you will find him outdoors enjoying the seasonal sports. He is currently working hard for the communities that have shown him so much support throughout his life. Justin takes great pride in being able to serve such a great region. As his family before him, he will serve families the way he would want his loved ones to be served in their time of need. Justin is honored to be part of your lives and will strive to make the tribute of your loved one unique to their life. 

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Janelle L. Jackson Secretary

Janelle hails from Shullsburg, Wisconsin where she has lived her entire life. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science. Janelle has been with the Erickson Funeral Home since February 2015.

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Kerry Black Funeral Director Assistant

Kerry is a resident of Darlington. He worked in Law-Enforcement for a number of years, retiring as Chief of Police in Darlington and has been employed with the Erickson Funeral Home since September of 2007. Kerry is married to Kate Black.

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Randy Loken Funeral Director Assistant

After Randy’s career with the City Fire Department in LaCrosse, WI, he and his wife Deb relocated to their hometown of Darlington. Randy enjoys fishing, gardening, and working on family genealogy. Randy has been employed with us since October of 2011.

Doral and Doris Erickson

Former Owners
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Doral and Doris were the second generation to own and operate the Erickson Funeral Home. They served families from 1952 until 1990, when they put their business in Brent's care.

Brent D. and Mary Jo Erickson

Owners, Funeral Director
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Brent Erickson and his wife Mary Jo are the current owners of Erickson Funeral Home in Darlington, Argyle, and Shullsburg. For four generations the Erickson Funeral Home has served the Lafayette County and surrounding area, as they would want to be served in their time of need.

Audery D. Bennett

Associate Funeral Director
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Audery has been a Wisconsin Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1982. Her husband is Clark Bennett. Audery has been employed by the Erickson Funeral Home since February of 1990.

Justin Erickson

Associate Funeral Director
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Justin is a fourth generation funeral director and embalmer in his family. He received his Associaties of Applied Science degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL in September of 2015. Although newly licensed, he had been working in the funeral industry for some time. He started at a young age as most young men in a family business do. Justin worked at two other funeral homes other than his family's business to gain a wide knowledge base of the industry. In 2009, Justin studied Outdoor Education and Leadershiop and received an Associates of Arts degree at central Wyoming College in Riverton, WY. One year later he completed a semester in the Rockies through the National Outdoor Leadership School (N.O.L.S). If you don't know about N.O.L.S. ask, it was a life changing program. This time out west allowed him to find his balance. When Justin is not working in the funeral home you will find him outdoors enjoying the seasonal sports. He is currently working hard for the communities that have shown him so much support throughout his life. Justin takes great pride in being able to serve such a great region. As his family before him, he will serve families the way he would want his loved ones to be served in their time of need. Justin is honored to be part of your lives and will strive to make the tribute of your loved one unique to their life. 

Janelle L. Jackson

Secretary
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Janelle hails from Shullsburg, Wisconsin where she has lived her entire life. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science. Janelle has been with the Erickson Funeral Home since February 2015.

Kerry Black

Funeral Director Assistant
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Kerry is a resident of Darlington. He worked in Law-Enforcement for a number of years, retiring as Chief of Police in Darlington and has been employed with the Erickson Funeral Home since September of 2007. Kerry is married to Kate Black.

Randy Loken

Funeral Director Assistant
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After Randy’s career with the City Fire Department in LaCrosse, WI, he and his wife Deb relocated to their hometown of Darlington. Randy enjoys fishing, gardening, and working on family genealogy. Randy has been employed with us since October of 2011.