Obit: Erickson, Edward A. (1910 - 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Erickson, Lindner, Rott, Burchell, McLarnun, Ammel, Holmgreen, Lewis, Carey

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/21/1967

Erickson, Edward A. (1 November 1910 - 13 September 1967)

Edward A. Erickson, 56, former Merrillan resident, died September 13 at the Veterans Hospital, in Madison following a heart attack. Mr. Erickson was born in Merrillan November 1, 1910, to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Erickson. He attended the Merrillan schools and was graduated from Merrillan High School in 1930.

He was employed as bookkeeper by the Pagel Construction Company of Almond in Merrillan, and later in Almond, where his family lived for many years.

During World War II he was a staff sergeant in the air force and served in England. As a member of the reserves he was called to active duty during the Korean Conflict. While in service he suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized in Texas for many months. Because of his failing health, Mr. Erickson found it necessary to move to Zephyr Hills, Fla., where he had since resided. For the last several years he had been employed as scale man for the Evan Fruit Company of Zephyr Hills.

While visiting relatives in Merrillan and Garden Valley in August, he had another severe heart attack and was hospitalized in Black River Falls for 10 days, and then was transferred to the Veterans Hospital in Madison. The day he entered the hospital at Madison he suffered a stroke and a fatal heart attack.

Services were held in the Almond Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Huntley C. Lewis officiating. Mrs. Paul McLarnun sang, “How Great Thou Art,” and “The Old Rugged cross,” with Mrs. Harvey Ammel as organist.

The remains were brought to the Merrillan Methodist Church for a second service at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Calvin Carey officiating. Mrs. Beulah Erickson sang, “How Great Thou Art”, and “What a day that will be,” accompanied by Mary Holmgreen.

The Almond American Legion Post attended in a body and served as pallbearers. Burial was made in West Garden Valley Cemetery, near Alma Center, where the Almond Legion held Military rites.

Attending the Almond service from here were Lydia Erickson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Linder and Alvina Linder of Merrillan and Rev. and Mrs. Rott of Hancock.

Attending the Merrillan services from outside the county were Mr. and Mrs. George Erickson and son of Baraboo, and Mr. and Mrs. John Burchell of Humbird.



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