|Birth: ||May 12, 1928|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 1979|
Liberty County Times, 9 Aug 1979
Donald Joseph Erickson was born on May 12, 1928 on his parents' homestead. His parents, Fred and Emma Erickson, had come to Montana and homesteaded about 15 miles south of Chester in 1913. Don attended the Erickson and Pugsley country schools. High school years were spent in Chester, after which he and brother, Howard, took over the original homestead.
On Jan. 3, 1949 he married Jeanette "Penny" Johnson in Great Falls. The product of that marriage was two children, a son and a daughter. They lived and farmed in the Chester area until Penny's death, Nov. 26, 1978. Don's general health declined since that time. Following a 3-day stay at the Liberty County Hospital, he expired on Aug. 5th at the age of 51 years.
In younger years he was an active hunter and fisherman. In recent years he enjoyed relaxing with a good book or in front of the television.
Don's survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Stuart and Linda of Chester; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Colleen) Crane of Belgrade; two brothers, Howard and Oscar of Chester; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Hanson of Chester, and Mrs. Fred Ouren of Richland, Wash.; 4 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents, brother (George), and two sisters (Erma and Elvina).
Fred Nels Erickson (1881 - 1945)
Emma Mathilda Erickson Erickson (1884 - 1963)
Jeanette Luella Johnson Erickson (1931 - 1978)
Mildred Henrietta Erickson Hanson (1907 - 2005)*
Freda Georgina Erickson Ouren (1908 - 1995)*
George Melvin Erickson (1912 - 1936)*
Alvina Erickson (1915 - 1917)*
Howard Elmer Erickson (1918 - 1982)*
Oscar Nels Erickson (1922 - 1999)*
Donald Joseph Erickson (1928 - 1979)
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