Arthur "Art" E. Erickson

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  • Name: Arthur "Art" E. Erickson
  • Location of Birth: Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 5, 1939
  • Date of Death: November 25, 2018 (79 years old)
  • Parents: Walter F. Erickson and Dorothy A. (Kessler) Erickson
  • High School and Class: 1957 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: A1C (Airman 1st Class)
  • Branch: Air Force
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  • Date Sworn In: 1958
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  • Date of Discharge: 1964
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    Art was a United States Air Force Veteran, serving from 1958 to 1964.

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  • Civilian Life:
    Art was a longtime Coleraine, Minnesota resident. He had lived in Bugaloosa, Midway, and Coleraine, Minnesota.

    Art and Betty Lou Rosenbauer were married on September 16, 1964 in Duluth, Minnesota.

    Art was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church of Bovey, Minnesota, where he had served as a trustee and usher.

    He was a sheet metal worker for Blandin Paper Company from 1962 until his retirement in 1994.

    Art had been active in the Blandin Bowling League and was an avid golfer.

    His parents, his wife Betty Lou on April 29, 2011, and his son, Larry Wilcowski, preceded him in death.

    Survivors include his children, Linda (Wilcowski) Marshall and her husband Mike, Melody (Wilcowski) Johnson and Terry Wilcowski; eleven grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Robert D. (Linda) Erickson.

    Art died in the Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota.

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