August "Augie" Edwin Erickson

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  • Name: August "Augie" Edwin Erickson
  • Location of Birth: Deer River, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 16, 1924
  • Date of Death: September 26, 2010 (86 years old)
  • Parents: Jack and Selma Erickson
  • High School and Class: 1941 - Deer River High School, Deer River, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: June 21, 1944 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:
    World War II Victory Ribbon
    Good Conduct Medal
    Bronze Service Stars (3)
    American and E.A.M.E. Theater Ribbons
    Army of Occupation Ribbon (Germany)

  • Military Highlights:
    August Erickson served with the 2nd Engineer Combat Division, U.S. Army in the Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: August Edwin Erickson
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: January 16, 1924
    Birth Place: Deer River, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Deer River, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Registration Place: Deer River, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: N Y A School
    Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 142
    Complexion: Light
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Next of Kin: Jack Erickson

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Augie attended Oteneagen and Deer River High School in Deer River, Minnesota.

    He was employed with his brother-in-law in Des Plaines, Illinois where he learned the heating and air conditioning trade prior to entering the service.

    Following his discharge from the service, Augie attended a school in Duluth, Minnesota for heating, air conditioning, and boiler construction.

    On May 29, 1948, he was united in marriage to Antonnette "Toni" Kaczor in Deer River, Minnesota.

    Augie and Toni lived in Deer River, Minnesota for a short time prior to moving to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He was employed with Rapids Tire in their heating and sheet metal division prior to starting his own business. He owned and operated Augie's Burner Service for over thirty-five years.

    He enjoyed flying and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He loved four-wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, camping, traveling, tinkering, inventing, playing cards, agate hunting, watching the Minnesota Twins and most of all spending time with his family.

    He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Irene, Laila, and Nora; and three brothers, Rolf, Edmund, and Carlos.

    Augie is survived by his wife of 62 years, Antonnette "Toni"; three daughters, Georgeana (Mike) Bunnell, Wendy (Steven) Wortman, and Vicki (William) Lessard; two sons, Edwin (Cindy) Erickson and Kevin (Diane) Erickson; ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

    Augie died in Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-18-04)

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