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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.

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.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Paul; brother, Truman Denney; sisters, Lucille Canan and Geraldine Peltier; and son-in-law, Robert Peterson, Jr.

Donna is survived by her daughters, Linda (Burton) Head of Palm Coast, FL, Polly Peterson of Warren, MN, Karen (Robert) Holmstrom of Deer River, MN, Nancy Scott (Robert Newsom) of Sandy, UT, Peggy (Anthony) Krantz of Kailua, HI; sons, Peter (Becky) Erickson of Viking, MN and David (Bob Fabus) Erickson of Blue Ridge, GA; brothers, Duane (Lil) Denney of Grand Forks, ND and James (Sally) Denney of Carson City, NV; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, March 18th from 11:00 A.M. until the Funeral Service at 12:00 Noon at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cohasset, MN.

Rev. Chris Gorshe will officiate.

Arrangements are by Rowe Funeral Home and Crematory of Grand Rapids, MN.

To sign the online guest book or send condolences visit www.rowefuneralhomeandcrematory.com

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