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Daniel E. Erickson

Daniel E. Erickson

MAPLEWOOD — Daniel E. Erickson, 89, died May 18, 2012, in Maplewood, Minn., from complications of Parkinson’s.

He was born in St. Paul, Minn., and lived for many years in Brainerd, Minn. He was preceded in death by his wife, June H. Erickson; parents John and Hazel Erickson; brother Sherman; and sister Elizabeth Leake.

He is survived by daughters Marge (Tom) Klein of Oakdale Minn., and Diane (Rich) McGowen of Plymouth Minn.; grandchildren Kelly (Derek) Schwark of Eagan, Minn., and Todd (Sara) Klein of Minnetonka, Minn.; great-grandchildren Allison and Austin Schwark; and brother John (Zillah) Erickson of Blaine, Minn.

Dan graduated from Wilson High School in St. Paul in 1941, served in the U.S. Navy in World War II in the Philippines, and was a long time employee of Potlatch in Brainerd, Minn. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Legion in Brainerd, Minn.

Funeral services will be on May 22, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor David Holte officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Internment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley. Memorials preferred to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or Trinity Lutheran Church.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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