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Published January 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Martell V. Erickson

Martell passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at his home at Edgewood Vista surrounded by his loving family. Martell was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.

Martell was born on October 2, 1926, the son of Theodore and Alma (Ellestad) Erickson near Kindred, ND. He grew up on the family farm and attended Riverside Country School. Martell graduated from Kindred High School in 1944. He was drafted in the United States Army in January of 1946 and received his basic training in Anti Aircraft Artillery at Fort Bliss, Texas. He served overseas in Japan in the 3186 Signal Corps Battalion. After his discharge he returned to North Dakota. Martell was united in marriage to the love of his life, Joyce Brun in Fargo on October 17, 1953. They made their home in Kindred until moving to the farm near Kindred in 1955 where they raised their family and farmed with his brother Kenneth. Martell and Joyce retired from farming in 1989 and moved to Fargo in 1993. They had most recently made their home at Edgewood Vista. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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