EDWIN F. ERICKSONEdwin F. Erickson, 84, of Bonita Springs, Fla. formerly of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at home in Duluth, surrounded by family.
Edwin F. Erickson, 84, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Cloquet, Minn., passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at home in Duluth, surrounded by family.
He was born Sept. 8, 1928 in Cloquet, Minn., to Edwin and Ilma (Rautio) Erickson.
Ed graduated from Cloquet Senior High School in 1946, served in the United States Marine Corps, graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1951 and was employed by Potlatch Corporation (formerly known as The Northwest Paper Company) for 38 years, retiring in 1991.
Ed's passion for education and community involvement was evidenced by his many years of philanthropy and service in a variety of organizations and boards such as the Cloquet Board of Education, College of St. Scholastica Trustees, Cloquet Public Library Board, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and Cloquet Youth Hockey. He was always interested in the life of whatever community in which he found himself and encouraged others to be invested in their community through his leadership and enthusiasm. On a personal note, Ed was an avid golfer and outdoorsman and enjoyed travel and time visiting with his family.
Ed is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary; his children, Stephen Erickson of Santa Ana, Calif., David (Carmen) Erickson of Lewiston, Idaho, and Carol (Martin) Ross of Windsor Locks, Conn.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Shirley (Bill) Henderson of Champaign, Ill.
SERVICE: 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, in the Barnes Community Church, 3200 County Highway N, Barnes, WI 54873.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to St. Mary’s Hospice & Palliative Care Services, 330 East Second Street, Duluth, MN 55805.
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