Raymond "Ray" Laverne Erickson

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  • Name: Raymond "Ray" Laverne Erickson
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 15, 1929
  • Date of Death: July 4, 2017 (87 years old)
  • Parents: Cornelius and Pansy Erickson
  • High School and Class: Bigfork High School, Bigfork, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Air Force
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    After graduation, Raymond joined the United States Air Force and served in Japan.

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    In 1952, Raymond was united in marriage to Marian Kiskadden in Pennsylvania.

    He retired from Pittsburg Plate Glass where he was a cutter for many years.

    In 1995, Raymond moved to Bigfork, Minnesota.

    He loved spending time with his family and playing cards, especially cribbage.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Marian; two sisters, Lorraine Hamilton and Bertha Bjork; and a granddaughter.

    Raymond is survived by a daughter, Bonnie (Robbi) Walker; two sons, Patrick (Kathy) Kinsman and Dennis (Rose) Erickson; sister, Kathleen Henry; seven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

    Raymond died at Bigfork Valley Nursing Home in Bigfork, Minnesota. Per Raymond's request, no services were held.

    Raymond is buried in Hartstown Cemetery at Hartstown, Pennsylvania.

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