Jon Erickson a.k.a Mr Bulldog Death and Obituary: John Erickson was one of the most ardent supporters and advocates of Chetek and its various high school athletic programs. On July 25, he took his own life. On page A2, you can find a notice about Erickson’s passing away.
This past week, Jon Erickson, a Chetek icon and possibly the region’s biggest sports aficionado, passed away at the age of 78. He was a lifelong sports enthusiast. He was well known for his extensive knowledge of Bulldog athletics, in addition to the fact that he was a Veteran, a former teacher and coach at Chetek, and a highly respected member of the community.
The struggle with cancer that Erickson, who was known by his contemporaries as “Mr. Bulldog,” fought for a relatively little amount of time resulted in his passing. Despite this, his family, friends, and the past coaches, players, and students in the athletic program carry on his passion, pride, and love for the town and the athletic program.