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Published March 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Donna Eileen Erickson

Donna Eileen Erickson, age 84 of Deer River, MN, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at her home.

Donna was born March 18, 1928 to Helen and A. Melvin Denney in Walhalla, ND. In 1945 the family moved to Crookston, MN. She married Paul Erickson in 1947 in Viking, MN. They raised their family of 7 children near Viking. They moved to Fargo, ND in the early 1990’s. Donna worked for Dow Key and Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, but she enjoyed her nanny work the most, taking car of newborns for 18 years. Following retirement, she moved to Deer River, MN. Donna was an active member in the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She spent her later years traveling to see and enjoy her children, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Outdoor activities like gardening, walking and spending summers at Lake of the Woods fishing were her pleasures.

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