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George Erickson

George Erickson, age 87, died October 1, 2020, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, ND.

George Eugene Erickson was born August 20, 1933, at Carrington, North Dakota, the son of Lloyd and Blanche (Bijold) Erickson.  He was raised and attended school in Carrington and graduated in 1951.  On October 29, 1952 he married Lois Klein and together they raised 5 children.

George and Lois lived on the family farm and farmed until the early 1980’s when he changed his career path and became a police officer, working for both the City of Carrington and the Foster and Eddy County Sheriff Departments before retiring. George was active on the school board in Carrington, Township boards and was an EMT with the Carrington Ambulance service for many years.  He served on the Carrington Hospital Board.  George was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Carrington.

George will be remembered by many in the Carrington Community, he loved to socialize and knew every waitress at the Prairie Inn and Chieftain and loved to tease them all.  George was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved to follow their activities and shared many stories about them all.

He is survived by all 5 of his children, Mark (Connie) Erickson of Center, ND , Michelle (Bruce) Willyard of Carrington, ND, Rob (Patty) Erickson, Scottsdale, AZ, Tim (Laurie) Erickson, Bismarck, ND and Cathy (David) Klocke of Carrington, ND; grandchildren in order of birth, Jason (Amanda) Erickson, Heather (Chris) Kautz, Danielle (Matt) Odenbach, Jennifer (Tony Grasso) Willyard, Sarah (Mark) Morze, Autumn (Jeremy) Buckwalter, Lela Norem, Travis (Kerri) Erickson, Tyler (Janaye) Erickson, Alex (Amanda) Klocke, Shelby (Kyle) Miller and Marie (Tobe Dunia) Willyard; great grandchildren in order of birth, Clay Odenbach, Kyle Odenbach, Kendon Erickson, Drew Odenbach, Liza Erickson, Estah Erickson, Kylar Erickson, Cohen Erickson, Caden Kautz, Amelia Morze, Addison Miller, Veda Erickson, Jake Erickson, Stella Morze, Kennedy Miller, Laurelin Grasso, Benjamin Erickson and Elsie Erickson; a brother Robert (Linda) Erickson; a sister Muriel (John) Eklund, Sun City, AZ and sister-in-law Charlotte Erickson.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Blanche, his wife, Lois (7-28-2002), a brother, James Erickson and brothers in law, Roger Klein and Gil Gregg.

Visitation will be Monday, October 5, 8:00AM-5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

A Private Family Service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.

His Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

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24 Comments

  1. What a wonderful man! He always had a great sense of humor and a way of caring. God bless my friend!

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  2. He was a great neighbor to my Mother. When I would stop over to the apartment, he was often headed out on his golf cart or pickup but always would stop and visit. Sympathy to the family.

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  3. We knew him only since February. But, we will miss his jolly personality. He was a great neighbor.

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  4. I will always remember George as having a smile and a kind word. Many a day he would meet me at the door of Ericksons to get the mail from me. He was a great guy. My condolences.

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  5. George was a wonderful man, always had a smile to greet me, always enjoyed being around him. It’s been years since I saw him but have great memories of him. My sympathy to the entire family.

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  6. So sorry for your loss. He was my neighbor for awhile and absolutely loved him.

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  7. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family.

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  8. So sorry to hear this he was a great friendly guy our prayers and blessings to all

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  9. A wonderful man that has always held a special place in my heart. He always had a hug and a smile for me. Thoughts and prayers to the family

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  10. So sorry for your loss. He was always ready for visiting, the only stranger was the friend he had not made yet. Enjoyed working night shift at the hospital, he would stop in and make sure we were doing well.

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  11. Sorry for your loss I was a neighbor of your parents a long time ago I remember babysitting all of you kids in the 60s and your dad was always a fun loving man

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  12. Cathy, Michelle and family, our sympathy in the loss of your dear father. Your dad was such an approachable, thoughtful and pleasant gentleman. May you know the comfort of precious memories. Claire and Jill Vigesaa

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  13. So sorry to hear this. Uncle George, RIP. Prayers go out to your family.

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  14. We are sad to hear of George’s passing. He was a great neighbor. The Erickson farm was right next to our home farm so we had frequent interaction. When we were just getting started growing sunflower seed and didn’t yet own all the equipment, George used his batch dryer to dry some seed when we were harvesting. After he retired, he did some tractor driving for me one year. He was obviously familiar with our tractor brand and knew who to call when the tractor needed repair (Erickson Implement). After he moved off the farm, he let me use one of the quonsets to store some seed and equipment. He refused to take any payment, said “That’s what neighbors are for.”

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  15. My sympathies to all. He was my neighbor for a while and I remember both of us having our windows open. He sneezed and scared me to death!! I thought something bad must’ve happened over there!! 😂. Finally I realized he was ok!!

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  16. Our deepest sympathy to all the families. George was one in a million. I knew him from working at the Chieftain and Roger from working at Ericksons. A great friend who will be missed by everyone. Our Love and Prayers. Roger and Linda

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  17. Our sympathy to the Erickson family, God bless George’s memory.

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  18. Cathy, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad!

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  19. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I will always remember his smiling face and the teasing he was always known for. We were neighbors forever and even afterwards he was always fun to visit with. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed!

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  20. So sorry to hear about Georges passing he was one one best of the best

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  21. Condolences to you all. I don’t think there was anyone in Carrington that didn’t know good ole George.

    I shared your sad news with my daughter and her response was I don’t know him. I said of course you do. You loved him when you were little. He always teased you. It finally clicked, “Ohhhh Georgy Porgy”!!!! “Oh no… that’s what I always called him. Didn’t know his real name, LOL” So we all loved George in different ways😊.

    Very sorry for your loss but I guarantee his memory lives on. 🙏

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  22. Erickson Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

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  23. “Uncle” George played a starring role in many family stories and those stories will keep him alive in our hearts. We extend our condolences to the immediate family and to those that George formed close ties. 🕊

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  24. I will miss him, he was a good man.

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