MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — David Erling Erickson, 71, of Minneapolis, Minn., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Norway Lake Lutheran Parish in New London, Minn. Burial of his ashes will take place in the fall in Canton Lutheran Cemetery at Canton.
David was born March 17, 1946, in Fargo, N.D. to Rev. Erling Norman and Gloria Juliette (Ristvedt) Erickson. The family lived in West Fargo, N.D., Lemmon, and Huron, where his father served as the ELCA Lutheran Parish Pastor. He attended elementary school in both Lemmon and Huron, graduating in 1964 from Huron High School.
After graduating from Concordia College, in Moorhead, Minn., he went on to attend Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He became a Juvenile Corrections Officer and Group Supervisor at Hennepin County Home School from 1973 to 2003 at their facility in Glen Lake, Minn. He kept very busy working for several years post retirement at Mississippi Market Food Cooperative in St. Paul.
He is survived by his sisters, Elizabeth, and Ruth (Masahiko) Taketomo; niece and nephews, Anders (Carolyn) Noren, Peter Noren, Anna Noren, Kristian (Katherine) Taketomo, Erik Taketomo, and Edward Taketomo; two grand-nieces, Ingrid and Iris; one aunt, Delores Walker; and many cousins, their spouses and children.
He was preceded in death by his parents.