Staff

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 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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Justin Erickson Owner, 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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Vaughn Dohse Funeral Director

Vaughn was born and raised in Clinton, Iowa. He graduated from Clinton High School in 2012 and did his first two years of College in Clinton. He has been in funeral services since 2014, starting off as a funeral assistant. In 2015 he graduated with his degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. After completing his boards Vaughn started his internship in Ames, Iowa with a local funeral home. He became a licensed funeral director in the State of Iowa in 2017. While in Ames, he was an active member of the Ames Jaycees serving as there 2018 president. In the fall of 2019, he married the love of his life Kate. They have one cat Emmy and reside in the Village of Argyle. When Vaughn isnt working, he enjoys playing his piano and guitar. Vaughn's goal is to continue to serve the families of this community the Erickson way, just as they have been for the last 100 years. 

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Janelle Jackson Executive Assistant

Janelle was born and raised in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville with degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science. Outside of work Janelle loves to spend time with her dogs, watch the Badgers & Packers, and spend time with her family and friends. 

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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

Former 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.

Justin Erickson

Owner, 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. 

Vaughn Dohse

Funeral Director
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Vaughn was born and raised in Clinton, Iowa. He graduated from Clinton High School in 2012 and did his first two years of College in Clinton. He has been in funeral services since 2014, starting off as a funeral assistant. In 2015 he graduated with his degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. After completing his boards Vaughn started his internship in Ames, Iowa with a local funeral home. He became a licensed funeral director in the State of Iowa in 2017. While in Ames, he was an active member of the Ames Jaycees serving as there 2018 president. In the fall of 2019, he married the love of his life Kate. They have one cat Emmy and reside in the Village of Argyle. When Vaughn isnt working, he enjoys playing his piano and guitar. Vaughn's goal is to continue to serve the families of this community the Erickson way, just as they have been for the last 100 years. 

Janelle Jackson

Executive Assistant
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Janelle was born and raised in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville with degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science. Outside of work Janelle loves to spend time with her dogs, watch the Badgers & Packers, and spend time with her family and friends. 

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.