George Erickson, age 93, of Milaca, MN passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the Elim Care & Rehab Center in Milaca.
George Donald Erickson was born May 7, 1918 in Greenbush Township, the son of Oscar and Cora (Christopherson) Erickson. On June 21, 1941, George was united in marriage with Helen Johnson. The couple was blessed with over 70 years of marriage and two children. George and Helen made their home on his family’s farmstead, where he was raised and continued to farm up until the late 60’s when he began a career in carpentry. George instilled in his children the importance of hard work while growing up on the farm and enjoyed the rewards of family vacations in the summer. George served many years on the Greenbush Township Board, was an active member of their church and always willing to help others. He enjoyed annual deer hunting trips, fishing, gardening and traveling with Helen to visit their son, Marlin who was stationed in various military locations. Above all, George valued his family and spending time with them. He was the proud grandfather and great-grandfather of 6 beautiful girls.
George is survived by his wife: Helen of Milaca; son: Marlin of Washington D.C.; daughter: Ione (Dick) Miles of Lakeshore, MN; granddaughters: Jillayn (Mike) Brinker of Lake Nebagamon, WI and Jessica (Cory) Kampschroer of Buffalo; great-granddaughters: Claire Brinker, Avery Brinker, Riley Kampschroer and Reese Kampschroer; sister: Dorothy Meyer of Elk River; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and siblings: Harvey Erickson, Clifford Erickson, Edwin Erickson, Lawrence Erickson, Gladys Peterson, Florence Deuel and Maurice Erickson.
Funeral service: 1:00 PM Saturday, February 18, 2012 at God’s Greater Glory Parish (formerly Good Shepherd) in Princeton. Pastor Barb Peterson will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Sharon Lutheran Cemetery.