Lauren E. Erickson, 79, of North Branch, died Wednesday, May 19, 2013 at Sophie’s Manor in Pine City.
Lauren was born March 4, 1934 in Lisbon, N.D. to parents Henry and Viola (Fernquist) Erickson. Lauren married Jo-Ann Florian June 12, 1959 at Cross Lutheran Church in St. Paul. He served his country as a Marine from Feb. 24, 1953 to Feb. 23, 1961. Lauren worked as an electrical engineer for Univac from 1954 to 1994. He loved building things and was also able to fix anything and everything in the house from cars to TVs.
Lauren is survived by his wife Jo-Ann; son Nicholas Steven (Amy) Erickson, of St. Louis Park; daughters: Sharon (Jeff) Linder, of Eagan; Cindy (Mike) Donovan, of Rush City; and Amy (Dan) Weber, of Harris; grandchildren: Cameron Erickson, Aubrey Linder, Lauren Weber, Josie Linder, Conner Sherrill, Daniel Weber, Mackenzie Sherrill and Jack Weber; brothers: Russell (Sandy) Erickson, of Roberts, Wis.; and Richard (Vicki) Erickson, of Hudson, Wis; sister Marlys Hunter, of St. Paul; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Linda M. Erickson, in 1983; brother Howard Erickson and son-in- law Michael Sherrill.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch with Dan Weber and Mike Donovan officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Private family interment will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Condolences maybe left at www.grandstrandfh.com.