EUGENE A. ERICKSON

Gene

Eugene A. Erickson, age 77, of Faribault died on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at the St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.

Funeral services will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ, Wheeling Township, Rice County, on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Lora Sturm officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Eugene Arthur, the son of Arthur "A.J." and Myrtle (Kuhlman) Erickson, was born September 14, 1933 in Northfield. He married Gerry Lyman on October 24, 1953 in Northfield. Gene farmed most of his life in rural Nerstrand. He was employed by Foldcraft in Kenyon before becoming a Rural Postal Carrier until his retirement in 2005. He enjoyed a part-time job mowing at the Kenyon Country Club during his retirement. He was an avid sports fan (especially golf and bowling). Eugene enjoyed his family and friends, especially his wife of nearly 57 years, Gerry, and his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Gerry; four children, Mike (and Mary) Erickson of Nerstrand, Vicky (and Gene) Lacy of Nerstrand, Kent (and Kim) Erickson of Kenyon and Jeff (and Ann) Erickson of Faribault; eight grandchildren, Jessica Erickson, Emily (and Andy) Rosaaen, Doug Erickson, Kristin (and Neil) Kruchten, Jessie (and Maria) Erickson, Anthony (and Nichole) Erickson, and Adam & Aaron Erickson; three great grandchildren, Bryce, Thomas & Kailyn Erickson; a brother, Dale (and Pat) Erickson of Rochester; and a sister, Dianne (and Bruce) Erickson of Prior Lake; and special friends, the Cunniff family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lowell Erickson; and a sister in law, Dorothy Erickson.


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Name: Keith & Kelly Balfe
Email: Kelly.Balfe@hotmail.com
Date: Monday October 25, 2010

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I'm just getting caught up on our newspapers.... We are so sorry to here of your loss... We met while he was delivering our mail... always had a great attitude, smile and just a joy to be around. Hold all those memories close and know that he was a very special man. I am so thankful we were able to know such a fine man. Thoughts and prayers coming your way in this time off loss.

Name: AUDREY TOBIN
Email: tobinsbigstonelake@gmail.com
Date: Monday October 25, 2010

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So sorry to hear of Eugene's passing, you have my deepest sympathy Gerry. I will always remember the memories we shared at Norwest/Wells Fargo Bank functions and also waiting on you guys at the bank as customers. I have moved to Ortonville on Big Stone Lake last June so I try to keep up on the happenings in Faribault. In Sincere Friendship & Sympathy, Audrey

Name: Mark Bauer
Email: mark.bauer@disney.com
Date: Saturday October 23, 2010

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Dear Mike and Kent and rest of the Erickson family, I am so sorry to read today about the death of your father. May the Holy Spirit comfort you in this time of loss. After graduating with the class of 1973 I moved to the Los Angeles, CA area in 1982. I currently work for The Walt Disney Company. I have a daughter who is now a freshman in college. God Bless, Mark Bauer , Class of 1973 Cell # 818-486-8238

Name: Becky Bauer
Email: BeckyBauer.23@gmail.com
Date: Friday October 22, 2010

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Gerry I'm so sorry to hear about Eugene, I know he will be missed by many. God Bless you Gerry and Family.

Name: Corolie Sievert
Email: Corolie@newulmtel.net
Date: Thursday October 21, 2010

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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My husband, Vern Sievert, enjoyed working with Gene at Foldcraft and considered him a good friend. Vern passed away on March 10, 2010.

Name: Sheila Meschke-Smith
Email: rd53089@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday October 19, 2010

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Gerry, My deepest, deepest sympathies to you and the entire family. We are so very lucky we got to spend time with you and Gene two weeks ago when you can out to see dad (Cliff). Hope these golf buddies are both enjoying some heavenly golf greens together!!! Sheila Meschke-Smith

Name: Dale & Christine Chambers
Email: cchambers@dokmo.com
Date: Tuesday October 19, 2010

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Gerry, we send our deepest sympathy to you during this difficult time. Gene was such a pleasant man with a wonderful smile. We will keep you in our prayers for continued strength to get through the tough days, and weeks ahead. God Bless you! Sincerely, Dale & Christine Chambers & Family

Name: Pat and Dave Schreiber
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Date: Tuesday October 19, 2010

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cherish your memories. Pat and Dave Schreiber