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Roy Erickson

Mon, Feb 6th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Roy Clifford Erickson, 95, of Harmony, Minnesota, passed away January 13, 2012, at Harmony Community Healthcare in Harmony, Minnesota.

Roy was born on October 16, 1916, in Edmore, North Dakota, to Edward and Nora Erickson. He was baptized in Derrick, North Dakota, on November 26, 1916.

Roy moved to Minnesota in 1918, to Fillmore County near Henrytown. He was confirmed at Henrytown Lutheran Church on November 29, 1931.

Roy attended grade school in Henrytown and graduated from Canton High School in 1934. He stayed home and farmed until 1948, when he moved to Harmony working for Fillmore Coop Service.

In 1951, Roy was a co-manager and trucker of the Harmony Shipping Association.

Roy was united in marriage to Violet Arns on September 19, 1954. In 1962, he purchased the Ed Evinrud farm and farmed it until 1991, when it was sold and he moved to town.

Roy is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Violet of Harmony, MN; children Michael (Linda) of Chatfield, MN, Richard (Peggy) of Farmington, MN, Dean (Lisa) of Preston, MN, and Carol (Brian) Larson of Maplewood, MN; eleven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brother Melvin (Lucy) of Chicago, IL; sister Frances of Spring Valley, MN; sister-in-law Joyce of Harmony, MN; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Walter, Hillman, Arnold, and Hanford, and sister Florence.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, Minnesota. Burial took place in the Greenfield Cemetery in Harmony.

The Lindstrom Funeral Home of Harmony was in charge of arrangements.

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