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Helen K. Erickson


Fri, May 9th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Helen K. Erickson, 83, of Mabel, died May 2, 2003 at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

Helen Kimball was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Canton Township of Fillmore County to Parnell F. and Iva J. (Donald) Kimball. In 1938, she graduated from Canton High School. She worked as a nanny in New York and Miami and later worked at the Elgin Watch Co. in Elgin, Ill. She married Donald V. Erickson on Nov. 17, 1947, in Canton. They farmed in Preble Township of Fillmore County until 1978, when they moved into Mabel. Mr. Erickson died in 1988.

Mrs. Erickson was a member of the Scheie Lutheran Church and a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, golf and flowers.

She is survived by three sons, John (Mary) and Steven of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Robert (Darcy) of Newburg; two daughters, Mary Jo (Mike) Brewster of Lee's Summit and Kathy (Mike) Brandt of Porterfield, Wis.; 14 grandchildren; and a sister, Aileen Ahrens of Elgin, Ill. She also was preceded in death by a son, four brothers and a sister.

The funeral was held May 5, 2003 at Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

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