Florence Erickson, 103Florence Elvera Erickson, age 103, of Cannon Falls, died peacefully on Sunday morning, Sept. 30, at Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls.
Florence Elvera Erickson, age 103, of Cannon Falls, died peacefully on Sunday morning, Sept. 30, at Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls.
Florence was born the youngest of nine in Leon Township on May 29, 1909, to John A. and Mathilda (Paulson) Anderson. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at Spring Garden Lutheran Church, where she continued her lifelong membership. At age 16, she went to work as a maid for the S.B. Foot family in Red Wing. She married Paul A. Erickson on Oct. 19, 1935, and he died Oct. 10, 1976.
Her church was very important to her, and she was active in choir, Willing Workers, sewing circle, Bible study, and sang with the Spring Garden Swedish Singers. She also sang with the Red Wing Swedish Singers for many years.
She is survived by her children Charles (Sandy) Erickson, Allen (Kay) Erickson, and Pauline (Herb) Nerison, all of Cannon Falls; eight grandchildren, Todd Erickson (Bonnie McNamara), Brian (Shannon) Erickson, Dawn (Mick) Murphy, Jill (Tom) McCartney, Jeffrey (Monica) Erickson, Jennifer (Aaron) Vaudt, Eric (Michelle) Nerison, and Megan Nerison; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant son; and eight siblings, Clarence Anderson, Mabel Magnuson, Myrtle Freeberg, Elmer Anderson, Effie Erickson, Florence Adeline Anderson, Alfred Anderson, and Frances Larson Lund.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at Spring Garden Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Todd Erickson, Brian Erickson, Jeffrey Erickson, Eric Nerison, Tom McCartney, Mick Murphy, and Aaron Vaudt.
Memorials are preferred to Spring Garden Lutheran Church.
Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Online condolences may be directed to www.lundbergfuneral.com.
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