Vernon Erickson

April 29, 1927-August 25, 2018

Vernon C. Erickson, 91,

Minot, ND, passed away

Saturday, August 25,

2018, at the Heart of

America Medical Center

in Rugby, ND.

Vernon Clifford Erick-

son was born April 29,

1927, the son of Carl and

Martina (Ukestad) Erick-

son, in Wolford, ND. He

was raised and educated

in Wolford, ND.

Vernon enlisted in the

United States Navy De-

cember 7, 1945. He

proudly served his coun-

try and was honorably

discharged October 30,


On April 1, 1948, Ver-

non went to work at

Farmers Hardware in

Rolette, ND and he also

worked as a plumber and

electrician for three years.

Vernon was united in

marriage to Olive M. John-

son on July 21, 1950, in

Crookston, MN. From this

union, three children, De-

borah, Garland, and

Kimberly, were born.

They resided in various

cities which included,

Rolette, ND, Wolford, ND,

Seattle, WA, Williston,

ND and in Minnesota.

Then in 1955, Vernon and

Olive settled in Minot.

Olive passed away on

April 2, 1996. Vernon

continued to reside in

Minot until 2011, when

he moved to Rugby, ND.

He joined the Plumber

and Pipefitters Union Lo-

cal #300 of Minot in

February of 1953 and

worked various jobs

through the union and re-

tired in September of


He was a member of the

VFW Post #753, the

Moose Lodge, the Eagles

Aerie, Augustana Luth-

eran Church in Minot and

First Lutheran Church in


He enjoyed biking,

walking, traveling, golf-

ing, spending time with

family and friends and

watching football.

His loving family in-

cludes: children, Deborah

Frey, Garland (Sue) Erick-

son and Kimberly (Dar-

rell) Eisenzimmer all of

Minot; 8 grandchildren,

Jason, Jared, Justin and

Jesse Frey; Jaime De Boer

and Matthew Erickson;

and Grant and Kasey

Eisenzimmer; three great-

grandchildren, Jayden

Frey, Evan Frey, and Lo-

gan De Boer; brother, Car-

roll (Virgie) Erickson,

Rolette, ND; and

numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Vernon was preceded

in death by his parents;

wife, Olive; brothers,

Harris, Clifford, Norman,

Wilhelm and Howard; sis-

ters, Edith, Clarissa and


Funeral: Friday, August

31, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home Chapel, Minot.

Interment: Sunset

Memorial Gardens, Minot,


Visitation: Friday one

hour prior to the service

at Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

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