Erna Shulskus Andriekus

May 9, 1920August 29, 2013
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Erna, age 93, was born at home in Lithuania on May 9, 1920 as Erna Shulskus and went to be with the Lord, on August 29, 2013. She was part of a family of 3 girls and 3 boys. Some of her siblings still live in Germany to this day. Erna married Joseph Andriekus in 1936 and had four children. Following World War 11, Erna and Joseph moved to Michigan in 1951 being sponsored by Basil Freeman, a farmer who lived near Webberville. Erna and Joe worked hard and saved up their money and bought a farm in Williamston in 1953. Erna’s famous saying was “We came to the US with three children, three suitcases and could not speak English, we were dumb, (only because we could not speak English) Erna is preceded in death by her husband Joseph in 1997 and Erna stayed on the farm until she passed away in a Charlotte, Michigan Hospice House. She is survived by daughters, Ruth (William) Gruhn and Linda Anriekus (Who was the only one born in the US) and sons Bernard (Lillian) Andriekus and Paul (Martha) Andriekus; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was a good and loving Mom and will be greatly missed. Celebration of Life will be 12:00 pm, September 3, 2013 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, Williamston Chapel, 205 E. Middle St. Williamston, MI 48895, with Pastor Richard Bishop officiating. The family will be receiving visitors from 10:00-12:00 am prior to the service. Those wishing to make contributions may make them to: Eaton Community Hospice and Palliative Care, 2675 S. Cochran, Charlotte, MI 48813 Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Erna Shulskus Andriekus

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September 4, 2013

Dear Bernie, Ruth And Paul,
My prayers go out to you.
Every time I go past your mom's home on Holt Rd. I think of your family.
I moved to Williamston in 1955 and graduated from here in 1956. I well remember riding in Bernie's hardtop Ford convertible.
Ruth from your picture you haven't changed all that much. Pretty as ever.
May you all find comfort in your family.
Sincerely, Margaret (Mattson) Travis, Williamston, MI

Joe Dobek

September 3, 2013

What a beautiful picture of your mom! Our deepest sympathies to all of you and know our thoughts are with you during this hard time.

Joe, Debbie, Sue, Mary and Halle

September 2, 2013

What a beautiful picture and obituary! Our prayers will be offered for you Bernie and all your family. May your mother rest in peace in God's hands.
love to all, Dana & Joann Presson

September 2, 2013

Rose and I express our sympathies to the family

Rose and Dick Keena Westland, MI

Loretta Jurewicz

September 2, 2013

Bernie, Ruth and Paul,
It was beautiful to hear that Grandma Andriekus was at peace in the hands of the kind people surrounding her during her illness and how she loved her the time with her family. She was so unique and honest.. with such an endearing sense of humor. When Bernie or Mom talked about their visits with Grandma Andriekus, there was always something that brought a warm smile. While i can't be there with you in Williamston, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lots of Love and God Bless, Loretta