Ronald Erickson

Aug. 18, 1928-Aug. 22, 2018

Ronnie’s time with fam-

ily and friends has passed

– now he’s tinkering on

an array of projects in

heaven, honoring America

and its flag that meant so

much to him, and doing

something to help


Ronald S. Erickson,

born to Edward and Olga

Erickson (Thorson) in

Ruso, N.D., Aug. 18, 1928,

passed away Aug. 22,


Memorial service is

Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m. at Un-

ited Church of Christ,

Garrison, with 2 p.m.

North Dakota Veteran’s

Cemetery internment.

Ronnie met Marlene

Carlson while working at

McLean Electric Coopera-tive in the late 1940s.

They married on Flag

Day, June 14, 1952, while

he served as a MP in the

U.S. Army.

He returned to McLean

Electric after military ser-

vice, working 40 years as

lineman, line foreman,

and retiring as the

cooperative’s first opera-

tions manager.

Ron was always busy

between family, work,

and volunteering for the

Garrison city and rural

fire districts, Sakakawea

Pheasants Forever, and

American Legion Post 49.

A life member of Post

49 and the Legion’s 40 et

8, he proudly served on

its Honor Guard. His love

of hunting and firearms is

why he’s a National Rifle

Association life member.

His love of hunting and

wildlife is why he dedi-

cated much of his retire-

ment time to Sakakawea

Pheasants Forever.

Ronnie leaves his wife,

Marlene, son Stephen

(Susane), daughter Patri-

cia (Rod) Stockdill, broth-

er Eddie, sister Viola Gul-

lickson, sister-in-law Car-

men Carlson, several

nieces and nephews, and

some of his “projects.”

Those passing before

him include his parents,

Edward and Olga Erick-

son, mother- and father-

in-law, Lucy and Ernest

Carlson, brothers, Orris,

Al, and Donnie, and

brother- and sister-in-

laws Clare and Paul

Angell, Donna and Pete

Peterson, Dwight and La-

Vonne Carlson, John Carl-

son, Carol and George


Instead of flowers, Ron-

nie would prefer memori-als supporting American

Legion Post 49 or North

Dakota Veteran’s Ceme-

tery – or think about to-

morrow and consider

planting a tree or pollinat-ing flowers in the spring,

put up a birdhouse, fill a

birdbath, or add a

birdfeeder so future gen-

erations can enjoy the

things that meant so

much to him.

To sign the online regis-

ter, please go to