H. Mildred Erickson

Born: Mon., Oct. 8, 1917
Died: Sat., Aug. 28, 2010

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Helen Mildred Lundberg Erickson - a resident of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, died on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at her daughter's home in Pendleton, Oregon. She was 92 years old. A Celebration of Mildred's Life was held Saturday afternoon, September 25, at her home in Detroit Lakes, MN. Contributions in memory of Mildred may be made to St. Anthony Hospice or to a Charity of the Donor's Choice, and may be sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Send condolences and sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mildred was born on October 8, 1917 to Charlie and Alma Lundberg. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1936. She married Einer Erickson on December 20, 1937, and they farmed together North of Detroit Lakes. Mildred enjoyed life, and taught others to enjoy it even more. For 25 years she worked at FW Woolworths in Detroit Lakes, where she was Personnel Supervisor. After retiring she enjoyed winters with her daughter in Arizona, Oregon and Montana. She loved to play games and work puzzles, go dancing as well as fishing, and to bake bread and cheer on the Twins and Vikings. She was an avid reader, and loved learning anything about the world around her. She was also a deadly aim if the wrong critters crossed the yard or if there was still a tag to fill. Her life was filled with friends and family of all ages. Mildred is survived by her three daughters; Norma Farley of Pendleton, OR, Marilyn Partis and husband Don of Pendleton, OR, and Bette Lynn Balgeman of Manhattan, Montana, 10 grandchildren; Jef, Justin and Ryan Farley, Curtis and Bruce McDougall, Molly McDougall Sells, Dan, Jon, Steve and Jane Balgeman, 17 great grandchildren, a sister Fern Voxland, sister-in-law Marie Lundberg, one brother-in-law Bert Pfeifer, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Einer Erickson, siblings; Henning and Carl Lundberg, Alice Pfeifer, Bernice Voxland and Eileen Ekern.

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