Erickson celebrates 90th by skydiving

July 8, 2013
Bob Erickson with his granddaughter Kara.

Bob Erickson with his granddaughter Kara.

On July 6, Bob Erickson celebrated his 90th birthday with his family in a unique way: he jumped out of a plane. The life-long resident of Ludington served as a C-47 pilot in Europe during World War II. He spent many years as a Mason County commissioner and has been involved with many other areas of the community, including being an active church member.

Greg Erickson (son), George Reeber (nephew), Linda Erickson (daughter-in-law), Bob Erickson (90 years old), Bob Erickson (son), Sara Kleon (daughter), Forey Erickson (grand-daughter), Kara Erickson (grand-daughter).

Greg Erickson (son), George Reeber (nephew), Linda Erickson (daughter-in-law), Bob Erickson (90 years old), Bob Erickson (son), Sara Kleon (daughter), Forey Erickson (grand-daughter), Kara Erickson (grand-daughter).

Bob’s actual birthday is Tuesday, but on Saturday, many members of his family traveled up to the Empire Airport where they participated in Skydive Harbor Springs’ skydive as part of the National Cherry Festival.

In addition to Bob, seven members of his family participated in the 10,000 foot tandem sky dive. They included sons Greg and Bob, nephew George Reeber, daughter-in-law Linda Erickson, granddaughter Kara Erickson, daughter Sara Kleon, granddaughter Forey Erickson and granddaughter Kara Erickson.

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