Edna Johanna Erickson

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  • Name: Edna Johanna Erickson
  • Location of Birth: Osakis, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 26, 1920
  • Date of Death: August 26, 2004 (84 years old)
  • Parents: Andrew Hector and Elsie (Lingo) Hector
  • High School and Class: graduated from high school in St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • College: 1940 - St. Cloud State College
    1967 - University of Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota - Master's Degree
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    In 1944 and 1945, Edna served in the Navy (Waves).

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  • Civilian Life:
    Edna taught at Kinghurst, Dora Lake, Wendigo, Southwest, and Grand Rapids Middle School in Itasca County, Minnesota.

    Edna married Erling Erickson on January 7, 1945.

    She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Golden K Kiwanis Club, Retired Education Association, Itasca Medical Center Auxiliary, Sons of Norway, Sunset Saddle Club, Star of the North Humane Society, ADK, Wendigo Area China Club, and founder of the Wendigo 4-H Club.,

    Her special interests included sewing, quilting, flower gardening, teaching Sunday School and Confirmation, and especially growing raspberries.

    Edna is survived by two sons, Erle (Janice) and Alan (Kristine); six grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Hilda Corron; and nieces and nephews.

    Edna was preceded in death by her husband Erling in 1985 and her parents.

    Edna died at Country Haven Alzheimer's Home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot 1-12-3-4)

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