"Dick" L. Erratt, 86, of Sanford, died early Sunday morning,
Jan. 29, 2017 in Bryan, Texas. He was born April 1, 1930 in Lansing,
son of Lynn I. and Bessie (Martin) Erratt. Dick graduated from Lansing
Eastern High School in 1947 then Michigan State University in 1951
with a B.S. in chemical engineering. Dick served in the U.S. Air Force
from 1951 to 1955 as an F-86 Sabre Jet pilot in the Korean War and
he retired from the Reserves in 1972. Dick was united in marriage
Sept. 1, 1956, to Marilyn "Jan" Bartlett at the First Congregational
Church in Haverhill, Mass.
for The Dow Chemical Co. from 1956 to 1988. He was a member of the
Memorial Presbyterian Church in Midland and was involved in many community
organizations including Elf Khurafeh Shriners, Midland Chapter of
Trout Unlimited, Midland R/C Club and Friends of the Jordan River.
Dick and Jan were active in the Midland Tennis Center where they played
and also umpired. Dick and Jan were avid sportspeople who enjoyed
bird hunting, fly fishing and downhill skiing.