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Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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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 Former owners, Funeral Director

Brent Erickson and his wife Mary Jo are the third generation owner/operator 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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Justin & Shannon Erickson Owners, Funeral Director

Justin is a fourth generation funeral director and embalmer and current owner/operator at Erickson Funeral Home. He is married to the love of his life and a Wiota native, Shannon Shager. He received his Associaties of Applied Science degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL in September of 2015. 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 Leadership 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 spending time with his wife Shannon and their dog Sadie or 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. Justin and his wife Shannon are proud to be members of the communities they serve.  

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Janelle Jackson Executive Assistant

Janelle was born and raised in Shullsburg, Wisconsin where she lives with her family and 2 dogs. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville with degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice. She has worked with the Erickson Funeral Home since 2015. Outside of work, Janelle enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, anything on ESPN, and crime scene shows. She is in the office every day 8 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. to answer any questions you may have. 

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Jarrett Lancaster Apprentice

Jarrett was born and raised in Darlington, WI where he graduated high school in 2017. He began working for the funeral home in 2016 as the snow shoveler and moved his way up the ladder to apprentice. Jarrett likes to travel and spend time with his girlfriend, family, and friends. 

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Ryley Lancaster Apprentice

Ryley was born and raised in Darlington, Wisconsin where he still resides and began working at the funeral home in 2020 while a senior in high school. In 2021, Ryley decided to become an apprentice for the funeral home and has taken on the role as full time apprentice. In his free time, Ryley enjoys spending time with his family and friends.  

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Trevor Johnson Head of Maintenance

Trevor was born and raised in Darlington where he resides with his wife Sadie and their dog. He graduated from Darlington High School in 2017 and has worked at the funeral home since September of 2021. He is in charge of maintaining all 3 funeral home locations and takes pride in making each place a comfortable place to come make arrangements and celebrate your loved ones. 

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

Former owners, Funeral Director
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Brent Erickson and his wife Mary Jo are the third generation owner/operator 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.

Justin & Shannon Erickson

Owners, Funeral Director
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Justin is a fourth generation funeral director and embalmer and current owner/operator at Erickson Funeral Home. He is married to the love of his life and a Wiota native, Shannon Shager. He received his Associaties of Applied Science degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL in September of 2015. 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 Leadership 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 spending time with his wife Shannon and their dog Sadie or 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. Justin and his wife Shannon are proud to be members of the communities they serve.  

Janelle Jackson

Executive Assistant
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Janelle was born and raised in Shullsburg, Wisconsin where she lives with her family and 2 dogs. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville with degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice. She has worked with the Erickson Funeral Home since 2015. Outside of work, Janelle enjoys watching the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, anything on ESPN, and crime scene shows. She is in the office every day 8 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. to answer any questions you may have. 

Jarrett Lancaster

Apprentice
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Jarrett was born and raised in Darlington, WI where he graduated high school in 2017. He began working for the funeral home in 2016 as the snow shoveler and moved his way up the ladder to apprentice. Jarrett likes to travel and spend time with his girlfriend, family, and friends. 

Ryley Lancaster

Apprentice
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Ryley was born and raised in Darlington, Wisconsin where he still resides and began working at the funeral home in 2020 while a senior in high school. In 2021, Ryley decided to become an apprentice for the funeral home and has taken on the role as full time apprentice. In his free time, Ryley enjoys spending time with his family and friends.  

Trevor Johnson

Head of Maintenance
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Trevor was born and raised in Darlington where he resides with his wife Sadie and their dog. He graduated from Darlington High School in 2017 and has worked at the funeral home since September of 2021. He is in charge of maintaining all 3 funeral home locations and takes pride in making each place a comfortable place to come make arrangements and celebrate your loved ones.