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Evelyn Mae Erickson

May 23, 1937 — September 26, 2022

Evelyn Erickson of Rush City passed away Monday, September 26, 2022 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 85.

Evelyn was born in Hibbing, MN on May 23, 1937, to Swedish immigrant parents, Axel and Jennie Carlson.  She attended Cobb Cook Elementary School and Hibbing High School. After graduation, she attended Bemidji State College, where in her freshman year she met John Erickson. They were married on April 11, 1959, a marriage that lasted 48 years, until John’s passing in 2007. They had one son, Kurt Jeffrey, who passed in 2017.

Evelyn spent 34 years as an elementary school teacher; her last 23 years as a first-grade teacher in Rush City. Her love of teaching was shared with the many fun stories of her little students and her time spent with fellow faculty members.

The special times in her life were those she spent with family and friends. She particularly loved the family cabin on Perch Lake near Hibbing; their trips to Canada fishing at Redden’s Resort on Lake of the Woods and camping with four other couples and all their kids. Their time in Arizona was very different and wonderful although home was ‘always the best’. Spending time at the pool in the mobile home park was her favorite place to relax. She also enjoyed crocheting and quilting with the ladies at First Lutheran Church of Rush City.

She is survived by nephew Coby (Lynn) Dale; special friends Mick and Joanne Louzek, Greg and Kathy McDonald, Yvonne Lind, Pat Knutson and Maureen Sybrant.

She is preceded in death by parents Axel and Jennie Carlson; husband John; son Kurt; sisters Margaret and Janet.

In her words written for this obituary she said: “May God bless you all and may you each have a happy and healthy life ahead! I love you very much!” Evelyn

Pastor Nathan Baker-Trinity will officiate at funeral services for Evelyn: 11 AM; Thursday, October 6, 2022 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rush City. A gathering of family and friends is planned for one hour prior to the service at the church. The interment will take place in First Lutheran Cemetery, Rush City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to:
Rush City Elementary School Library
P.O. Box 566
Rush City, MN 55069-0566

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City, Olson Chapel
www.FuneralAndCremationService.com


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Visitation

Thursday, October 6, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

1000 S Jay Ave, Rush City, MN 55069

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

1000 S Jay Ave, Rush City, MN 55069

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