Anne C. Eriksen
June 3, 1930 - December 20, 2020
Anne C. Eriksen, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020.
Born on June 3, 1930, in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of Benjamin H. and Cecilia M. (Frarer) Miller. Anne worked as a Bank Manager for WSFS for 13 years. She was an accomplished airplane pilot for 12 years and earned her place in the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame in 2000. Anne was a member of the Air Force Association of Delaware and the Delaware Pilot Association. She also served as a chairman for the Youth Achievement of Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame. Anne was presented with the Miss Mary Biggs Award for Excellence in Aviation Community Services in 2002. She is credited for bringing the last Powder Puff Derby from California to Delaware in 1976, and founded the Delaware Chapter of the Ninety-Nines.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, Paul E. Eriksen; siblings, Leonard J. Miller, Lawrence B. Miller, Alma M. Ferris, Jean M. Miller and Kathleen M. Anthony; and grandson, Lewis J. Pelfrey III. Anne is survived by her children, William T. Grussemeyer, Jr. (Joanne), Susan Evans (David), and Brett J., Grussemeyer; siblings, John F. Miller (Bertha) and Benjamin J. Miller (Norma); 8 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, followed by a memorial service at 11 am. Face masks are required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately in Gracelawn Cemetery, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anne’s memory to The Ninety-Nines, Inc., 4300 Amelia Earhart Drive, Suite A, Oklahoma City, OK 73159.