Stella Erickson, 97, went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Vancrest of Urbana in Urbana, Ohio.
She was born June 23, 1915 in Davenport, the daughter of Otto and Oline Nokleberg. Stella was married in 1934 in Minot, to her beloved husband of 54 years, Philip Erickson. She was a charter member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Minot. Stella enjoyed needlework, sewing and crocheting.
She is survived by: her daughter, Beth (Dean) Rinehart, of Urbana, Ohio; sister, Louise Hermanson, of Puyallup, Wash.; son-in-law, Owen Johnson, of Corona, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Catherine Erickson, of Perham, Minn.; sister-in-law, Ada Nokleberg, of Leonard; grandchildren, Joel Johnson, Jinger (Ron) Goad, Ann (Donald) Byrd, David (Heidi) Rinehart, Joseph (Katirina) Erickson, Sam and Camille Erickson; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Philip; sons, Richard and Eric (Scup) Erickson, and daughter, Phyllis Johnson; and nine brothers and sisters.
Following Stella's wishes her body will be cremated and burial will be in Rosehill Memorial Park cemetery in Minot, at the convenience of the family. The family has entrusted services to Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church Flood Recovery Building Plan, 502-17th St. NW, Minot, ND 58703. Condolences may be expressed to the family at (www.vernonfh.com).