Marietta Erickson


Marietta Erickson, age 83 of Cloquet, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at North Shore Estates in Duluth. She was born January 31, 1938, in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Stanley and Evelyn (Kurkoski) Wresh. She was united in marriage to Leonard Erickson in May of 1981 and was an avid artist doing wood paintings. Marietta was active for more than 30 years with art and craft fairs. She was well known and one of the first artists at many local and regional annual events. Her work is visible as she did the murals at the Esko High School Gymnasium. Marietta was a former president of the Northland Arts and Grafts Guild, member of the Esko Women’s Investment Club, The Red Hats Club, and TOPS Group. She enjoyed photography, coin collecting, and digital photography with her computer.

Marietta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard; and brother, Stan Wresh. She is survived by her daughters, Rhonda Baker and Renee (Scott) Muscovitz; sons, Rick Lain and Randy (Chris) Lain; brother, Fred (Betty) Wresh; sisters, Diana Trost and Judy Campbell; grandchildren, Corey, Brandon, Kaycee, Brittany, and Trevor; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Beckett, Daylen, and Brayden; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Celebration of Life for Marietta will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet, with refreshments in the fellowship room. See the family online guest book at

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