Doris A. Erickson, 102
Blue?Earth Doris Alice Erickson, 102 years, 11 months and 16 days of age, of Blue Earth, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at St. Luke’s Chapel with Pastor Arne Halbakken officiating. Interment was in the West Cemetery in Rake, Iowa.
Doris Alice was born Sept. 17, 1912 in a log cabin in the woods north of Remer, the daughter of Albert and Florence (Davis) Manton. She had five brothers, Maurice, Arnold, Carl, Clifford and Norman, and one sister, Vivian. When Doris was six years old, her mother died in childbirth along with the child she was carrying. The family of seven was placed in an orphanage in St. Paul and were all adopted by different people. Doris and her brother Maurice were foster children to the Sorenson family of rural Easton. Doris married Victor Erickson in April of 1927 in rural Easton. A daughter, Alice and son, Roger were born to this union. Doris and Victor moved several times, once to Washington State and back to Minnesota. They always lived on a farm which she enjoyed. Doris especially loved horses, dogs and cats. Her education consisted of eight years in a country school, but her inquisitive mind was always searching for knowledge. She became a resident of St. Luke’s Care Center in 2008.
Doris is survived by daughter, Alice Prestegard, of Blue Earth; brother, Norman Lund, of Grants Pass, Ore.; 11 grandchildren, Allen (Judy) Prestegard, Jean (Loren) Eckhardt, Mary Prestegard, Bonnie (Tim) Fisher, Pauline (Jeff) Brittain, Carol (Lewis) Olson, Paul (Debbie) Erickson, Colleen (Marty) Ellis, Gerry Lyn (Craig) Erickson, John (Mary) Erickson, and Kim (Richard) Nutala; 17 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Victor; four brothers and one sister; son, Roger (Judy) Erickson; son-in-law, Omar Prestegard; grandson, Mark Erickson; and grandson-in-law: Tim Skurdal.
Please leave online condolences at brussheitner.com. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn is in charge of arrangements.