Duane Ralph Erickson

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  • Name: Duane Ralph Erickson
  • Location of Birth: Duluth, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 15, 1949
  • Date of Death: December 21, 1987 (38 years old)
  • Parents: Earl and Alberta Erickson
  • High School and Class: 1967 - Grand Marais High School, Grand Marais, Minnesota
  • College: Attended North Dakota State University, where he was a small college All-American fullback in football for two years.
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: 1969
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  • Date of Discharge: 1973
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  • Military Highlights:
    Duane enlisted in the United States Navy in 1969 and served until 1973.

  • Wars Involved:
    Vietnam Era

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  • Civilian Life:
    Duane was a resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota since his discharge.

    He is survived by a daughter, Cerise Chapin; his parents, Earl and Alberta Erickson; a brother, Dale Erickson; sisters, Anita Olson, Debbie Carpenter, Denise DeCent, and Sherrie Erickson-Birkedahl.

    Duane died at his home and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-14-08)

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