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 Donald Duane “Dunk” Erickson

Donald Duane “Dunk” Erickson

Birth
Prentice, Price County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 11 Apr 2016 (aged 86)
Bigfork, Itasca County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Kelliher, Beltrami County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 161001998 · View Source
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Donald “Dunk” Erickson, 86, of Kelliher, MN, died on April 11, 2016 at Bigfork Valley Nursing Home in Bigfork, MN.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Old School Center in Kelliher, MN with the Rev. Ken Bowman officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Kelliher, MN with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #7052 of Kelliher. Cease Funeral Home of Blackduck assisted the family with arrangements.

Don was born on December 28, 1929 in Prentice, Wisconsin, the son of George and Anna Erickson. They moved to Kelliher, MN and he graduated from there in 1947. He worked a few years at Erickson’s Garage in Kelliher with his dad before enlisting in the US Air Force during the Korean War and served in France. Following his honorable discharge as a Staff Sgt. in 1953, he returned to Kelliher to work with his dad again at the garage.

He met his future wife, Carol, at Jack’s Supper Club and he asked her to dance. They were married on June 24, 1961 at the Little Norway Lutheran Church in Fertile, MN and they made their home in Kelliher where they have resided since. He ran Erickson’s Garage for over 50 years, retiring in 2001.

He was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and a member of the Kelliher American Legion. He was a very good mechanic and people came from miles away to use his services.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Erickson of Kelliher; a daughter, Erica (Ronald) Edwards of Dallas, TX; a son, Harlan Erickson of St. Paul, MN; siblings, George J. (Carol) Erickson of Arroyo, CA, Arlene (J.A.) Mann of Cleveland, OH, Eric (Faye) Erickson of Columbia, SC and Judy (Bob) Pittelkow of Bloomington, MN and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Anna Erickson and a sister, Baby Darlene.

- Cease Family Funeral Homes
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1930 Census: George F Erickson (30) born about 1900 in Illinois, was farming in Ogema, Price, Wisconsin. He was married to Anna E Erickson (21) born about 1909 in Wisconsin. Children: George J (1) and Donald D (3 months).

1940 Census: George F Erickson (40) born about 1900 in Illinois, was living in Kelliher, Beltrami, Minnesota. He was married to Anna Erickson (31) born about 1909 in Wisconsin. Children: George (11), Donald (10), Arlene (6), and Erick (6 months).

1961: Marriage of Donald D Erickson & Carol Sue Roragen, June 24 1961 in Polk County, Minnesota.


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  • Created by: Maureen S
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161001998
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Duane “Dunk” Erickson (28 Dec 1929–11 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161001998, citing Fairview Cemetery, Kelliher, Beltrami County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Maureen S (contributor 47158859) .