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Hilman Orlando Erickson


Fri, Jan 25th, 2002
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Hilman Orlando Erickson, 80, of Harmony, a former area farmer, died January 17, 2002 at Harmony Healthcare Center of complications of a stroke suffered March 30, 2001.

He was born Sept. 6, 1921, in Amherst Township, Fillmore County, to Edward A. and Nora (Erickson) Erickson. He attended Henrytown country schools and graduated from Canton High School in 1939. From 1939 to 1942 he worked at the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Lanesboro and then for Watkins Electric in Harmony. From Dec. 5, 1943, to Feb. 1, 1946, he served in the Army Air Forces, achieved the rank of first lieutenant and was a pilot shuttling cargo while stationed in Burma.

On May 26, 1951, he married Dawn Patterson at Canton Presbyterian Church and they farmed in Carimona Township, Fillmore County, until they sold the farm and moved to Harmony. They were members of Preston United Methodist Church and he was active in the Preston Saddle Club. His wife died Sept. 7, 1989. He married Joyce Smith Headington on May 23, 1992, at the Methodist Church in Lenora. They made their home in Harmony, traveled extensively and Mr. Erickson gave Amish tours for Michels Farm Vacations.

Survivors include his wife; two stepdaughters, Sheila (Norman) Craig of Preston and Shari (Michael) Minnehan of Churdan, Iowa; six grandchildren; four brothers, Arnold and Roy, both of Harmony, Hanford of Visalia, Calif., and Melvin of Park Ridge, Ill.; and a sister, Frances Burmeister of Spring Valley. He was preceded in death by a half brother and a sister.

The funeral was held January 20, 2002 at the United Methodist Church in Burr Oak, Iowa, with Anita Bane officiating. Burial was in Burr Oak Cemetery with full military honors. Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of arrangements.
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