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Delores J. Erickson

Delores J. Erickson

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Chisholm Baptist Church, with Rev. Dan Erickson officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be at a later date in Chisholm Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Chisholm.

Delores J. Erickson, 91, of Chisholm, MN, died Monday, March 11, 2019, in Cornerstone Villa in Buhl. She was born June 2, 1927, in Chisholm, MN, to Leonard O. and Helia A. (Pajunen) Mattson. She was a Chisholm High School graduate (1945) and attended Duluth Business University. She was also a lifelong Chisholm resident. Delores was united in marriage on March 29, 1952 to Robert E. Erickson. She worked as a secretary for Archer Daniels Midland in Duluth and the Oliver Mining Company in Hibbing. Delores was an active member of the Chisholm Baptist Church serving in many capacities as secretary, librarian and playing piano for the church choir. She also enjoyed playing violin for the Mesabi orchestra, cooking, baking and reading.

Delores is survived by her 4 children: Elaine Watts (David); Lynn; Paul (Tina); and James (Kristin); 5 grandchildren: Benjamin Watts, Matthew (Melissa), and Steven (Maria) Erickson, Jacob (Sarah) and Hannah (Lance) Erickson; 1 great-grandson: Theodore Erickson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, James Mattson.

The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Cornerstone Villa for the compassionate and gracious care given to Delores.

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