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Published January 29, 2013, 12:00 AM

Elder Erickson

Elder Erickson, 96, of Fargo, formerly of Kindred, ND passed away at Bethany Homes where he has resided since 2003.

The youngest of 6 siblings, Elder was born September 18, 1916 at Kindred to Edward & Andine Erickson, grew up on the family farm & graduated from Kindred High School in 1935.

Elder Erickson

Elder Erickson, 96, of Fargo, formerly of Kindred, ND passed away at Bethany Homes where he has resided since 2003.

The youngest of 6 siblings, Elder was born September 18, 1916 at Kindred to Edward & Andine Erickson, grew up on the family farm & graduated from Kindred High School in 1935.

He married Alice Liudahl November 30, 1941 & they continued to live & work on the farm until they moved to Fargo in 1997. Besides farming, Elder was also a Kindred school bus driver for 20 years, & a volunteer EMT.

Elder was a member of Gol Lutheran church from infancy & continued, with Alice, to serve there throughout their active years. They were also members of Sons of Norway & involved in community events. They enjoyed traveling, dancing & gardening. Elder was an accomplished woodworker & made several pieces of furniture.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife & siblings. He is survived by his daughter and family, Jan (Rudy) Blake of Spokane, WA, Ryan, Tyson and Rebecca (Andy); son and family Orv (Lynne) Erickson of Potterville, MI, Shawn, Nic (Ale) and Ashley (Jay) & son and family James (Judy) Erickson of Fargo Jesse, Meggie and Lizzy; & 5 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Hazel LaBatte of Lake Park, MN, Agnes Liudahl of West Fargo, Mildred (Gerald) Nordquist of Washburn, ND.

A gathering will be from 9-10am., followed by the memorial service at 10 a.m., Wednesday at Mavis Whiting Chapel at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo. Burial will be in Kindred (N.D.) Cemetery. Arrangements by Fredrikson-Bougler Funeral Chapel in Kindred.

In lieu in flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Homes or Hospice of Red River Valley. To view a complete obituary and to sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

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