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Virginia “Mae” Erickson

Virginia “Mae” Erickson, age 94, of Carrington, ND, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2022, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.

Virginia Mae Nordtvedt was born May 12, 1928 in Fargo, ND, daughter of Arndt and Bertha (Seltvedt) Nordtvedt. Her family moved to a farm in the Courtenay, ND area, where she grew up and attended the Corrine School. When the family moved to the farm by the Sheyenne River, she attended high school in Cooperstown.

Mae was united in marriage to LeRoy Erickson on December 23, 1945 at Bremerton, Washington. They returned to North Dakota in the spring of 1946 and started farming with Carl Erickson near Binford, ND. In 1955, they moved to a farm they bought near Glenfield, ND, and farmed and raised cattle. They moved to Carrington in 2010.

Mae was a member of Prairie Faith Lutheran Church (formerly Glenfield Lutheran Church) and the Glenfield Homemakers Club.

Mae is survived by her son, Larry (Kathy), Glenfield, ND; and daughter, Colleen (David) Kramer, Kensal, ND; two grandchildren, Jordan (Ashley) Kramer, with step-great-granddaughter, Hadley, Kensal, ND, and Lindsey (Jeff) Hunt, with great-grandchildren, Addison, Kierstyn, and Brenden, Fargo, ND; step-grandchildren; Mark (Stephanie) Topp, Ryan (Prairie) Topp, and Paul (Jess Carlson) Topp; and step-great-grandchildren, Keenan, Lauren (Jordan), Mariah, Logan, Brooke, Hudson, Sienna, Holden, and Peyton.

She is preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy; granddaughter, Lauren Kramer; her parents, Arndt and Bertha; sisters, Goldie Thurmond, June Stenson, Betty Williams, Inez Beck, Connie Foster, Dorothy Anderson, Jean Justus; and one brother, Glen Nordtvedt.

Memorials may be made to the Glenfield Cemetery.


Mae’s Visitation will take place on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 9:30AM-10:30AM, followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30AM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND.

Her Burial will take place at the Glenfield Cemetery, Glenfield, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will cherish my memories of time spent with Mae.

  2. Colleen, Larry and families, so sorry for the loss of your Mom.
    She always had a smile and kind word to share.
    Our sympathy to you all.

  3. Larry, Colleen and families,

    I enjoyed visiting with Mae.

    Remember the days they lived in Clearfield Twp and the rural school.

    Sympathy to you al.

  4. Colleen, Larry and families~ Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I usually just saw her at reunions, funerals and such and I always liked her. She was always so nice. Condolences to all. I would love to come to her funeral services but I will not be able to do so. Just know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. We were very sorry to hear of Mae’s passing. We had many long visits and fond memories of her. What a celebration it will be with her beloved Roy! Your family is in our thoughts!

  6. Mae will be missed by many here on Earth but she is now in Paradise having wonderful visits with all her family and friends. I will always remember how she had a smile on her face and such a wonderful greeting for you.

    Whenever I see or hear the words Fargo Form it brings a smile to my face. I am sure many of you know that recipe!!!

    Our prayers to her family and friends. She will be miss by many, but will be reunited for all eternity one day.

    Spark & Diane Rambousek

  7. My condolences to the family, Mae will be greatly missed.

    Mae always made us feel welcome on our trips back to North Dakota. She was a strong lady and a pleasant person. She always had a good word to say. Her meals were so enjoyable. Her letters made us feel like we were sitting next to her talking to us.

    It was so nice to share your farewell memorial at the funeral home.
    Love and Gods Blessings, Sharon, Erickson, sister-in law

  8. I remember wonderful visit to the farm and Aunt Mae made me feel at home . Wonderful dinners and freshly picked corn . I feel blessed to have know her . Big Hugs I also remember to this day .


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