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Duane W. "Dute" Erickson
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1934
Linden Grove
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 2010
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Duane W. "Dute'' Erickson, 76, died on March 30, 2010, at home in Virginia, where he had resided since February 2007.

He was born in Linden Grove on March 23, 1934, the third of Alfred and Engle (Hansen) Erickson's four sons. He grew up in Bear River and graduated in 1952 from Alango High School, where he was a member of the county champion basketball team. He attended Ely Junior College for a year, but chose to spend his life as a logger. He was drafted into the Army in 1957 and was recalled during the Berlin Crisis.

He lived in Alango for 35 years and a few years in Finland, Minn., always keeping a base at his homestead in Bear River. His plan to live out his years in his childhood home was ended by a diagnosis of multiple myeloma. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine (Koivu) Erickson, whom he married in 1963; his daughter and son-in-law, Angela and David Sipila, and their sons Andrew and Erick Duane; his son, Tyler Erickson of St. Paul (special friend Becky Hanlin); his youngest brother, Lester (Nancy) Erickson of Alango; and a special sister-in-law, Valerie Gustafson, and her sons, Axel and Gunnar of Coon Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a favorite nephew, Ricky Erickson; and his brothers, Clinton and Donald.

No funeral service is planned. Anyone wishing to give a memorial is asked to direct it to St. Mary's Hospice, which provided the caring assistance that enabled him to spend his last days at home when his family.

A graveside service to place his ashes will be held on June 13, 2010 at the Morcom Cemetery 
Family links: 
  Walfred O Erickson (1892 - 1966)
  Engle Sylvia Hansen Erickson (1899 - 1989)
  Donald Lowell Erickson (1930 - 2007)*
  Clinton Dade Erickson (1932 - 1999)*
  Duane W. Erickson (1934 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Morcom Cemetery
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Jun 05, 2010
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Duane W. Dute Erickson
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