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Marilyn Lorene Larson Erickson
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1923
Murray County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 2005
Sioux Falls
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA

Marilyn L. Erickson, 81, Pipestone, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 22 at Ellsborough Lutheran Church, rural Balaton, with Rev. Jon Skaar officiating.

Casket bearers were Bill Ostermeier, Scott Sterling, James Tutt, Jamie and Matt Houselog and Duane Stratton.

Interment was in Ellsborough Lutheran Cemetery, rural Balaton.

Marilyn Lorene Erickson was born to Leonard and Esther Margarette (Kragness) Larson on June 3, 1923 at the home of her aunt and uncle, Helga and Rich Petersen, Slayton.

She was baptized at Slayton Lutheran Church and was later confirmed at Ellsborough Lutheran church.

She attended country school at District 45, a mile from the Larson farm home in Ellsborough Township, rural Balaton, and attended Ruthton High School, Ruthton. After her graduation in 1940 she attended Montevideo Teacher's Training, graduating in 1941. After completing her education she began her teaching career in the Luschen School near her home. She also taught in Dovray for three years and in District 45.

She married Gilman Erickson on June 16, 1945. Following their marriage they resided on the Carl Erickson farm where Gil farmed with his father, Carl, and brothers Carroll and Marvin.

On Dec. 3, 1960, Gilman was killed in a corn picker accident. Marilyn later married his brother, Marvin, on Dec. 8, 1961. Following their marriage, they continued to live on the farm in Ellsborough Township for 39 years.

In December 2000 they moved to Ridgeview Estates in Pipestone. After Marvin's death on Oct. 28, 2001, Marilyn continued to live at Ridgeview Estates.

On April 12, 2005 she was admitted to Avera McKennan Hospital.

She was an active member of Ellsborough Lutheran Church where she held many offices over the years.

She is survived by her children, Cheryl Ryland, Plymouth; Linda Sterling, Blue Springs, Mo.; Daniel Erickson, Marshall; Darla Houselog, Monticello and Denise Sturman, San Antonio, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;

Four sisters, Audrey Ostermeier, Pipestone; Marge Sindlar, Balaton; Barbara Pennington, Clearfield, Pa. and Jean Gotfredson, Minneapolis; two brothers, Larry Larson, Wabasso and Luther Larson, Winthrop.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands; her son, Timmy and one brother, Bill.

(Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel, Tyler) 
Ellsborough Lutheran Church
Murray County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Paul Everett
Record added: Mar 17, 2010
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