James “Jim” Erickson
James “Jim” Erickson, 51, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at his home after a courageous battle with colon cancer since February of 2017. He was born July 10, 1966 to Ronald and Judy Erickson. Jim was a great man, compassionate and always willing to lend a hand to help. He coached baseball, soccer, and was a former GNHS liaison to the GNBC Baseball Club Board. Jim was an avid car enthusiast and loved going to all things car related such as car shows, Volo Auto Museum, Mini-Cooper Road Rallies and annual Chicago Auto Show. He worked very hard, loved his job and his family. His devotion and love will continue to be felt throughout the Grayslake Community. Jim loved all things Disney World and loved his trips to his beloved Galena, IL. He was the President and a Principal of KGH Architects since May 1990 and had over 27 years of experience in various architectural repair and restoration projects. Jim is survived by his wife of 25 years, Christine (nee: Arendt) Erickson, whom he wed on September 12, 1992, his parents Ronald and Judy, his children Emily Marie and Edward James, his brother Jeffery (Jayne) Erickson, his brothers-in-law Thomas (Jane) Arendt and Patrick (Vivian) Arendt, his sister-in-law Elaine (Tom) Unti, his nieces and nephews Lauren (Scot) Gammill, Brianna Arendt, Julie and Eric Unti, and Oliver and Ainsley Erickson, his many aunts, uncles, and cousins from the Erickson and Rosch families, and his beloved pets Paige and Lilly. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. The visitation will continue in the morning from 9:00am until the 9:45am at the funeral chapel. A funeral mass is scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:00am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church 301 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL. Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northern Illinois Food Bank www.solvehungertoday.org or Make a Wish Foundation www.wish.org. For more information on services, call (847) 223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.