JOANNE ERICKSON

J. Erickson web 2Joanne Erickson, formerly of Mora, died on Friday, August 13, 2010 at Waverly Gardens in North Oaks, MN. She was 71 years old.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held on Saturday, August 28th from 2:00-5:00 PM at the Gary and Jeanne Erickson residence on Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 2-5 pm. 1911 15th Ave NW, New Brighton, MN 55112.

Joanne Erickson formerly from Mora, Minnesota (class of ’57) passed away at Waverly GardensPresbyterian Homes, North Oaks, MN on Aug. 13, 2010. She was 71 years old. Joanne is survived by two brothers: Gary Erickson (Jeanne Gilbertson) of New Brighton, MN and Gordon (Bud) Erickson (Marj Hoekstra) of Apache Junction, AZ and four nieces and nephews and their twelve children. Joanne was preceded in death by her parents Gordon and Virginia Erickson both of Mora.

Joanne enjoyed a very active life as a teacher and later as a consultant for the Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company. She held a Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters degree from the University of Michigan. She taught school in Minnesota, California and overseas for the armed services in Turkey, Japan, Germany and England. She traveled extensively during her career.

Joanne was an active community member in the St. Charles/Geneva, Illinois area where she lived for the past 26 years. Joanne was a member of The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, IL where she enjoyed a great ministry to many people and a wonderful group of friends. Joanne was also the main care giver for her mother, Virginia Erickson, who passed away in Feb. 2010.

Joanne entered Arden Courts Assisted Living Center of Geneva, IL in December, 2009 and was transferred to Minnesota at Waverly Gardens in June, 2010.

Joanne will be missed by her family and friends in MN as well as her many friends in The Oakes Townhomes of St. Charles, IL and the many people of the larger community and church in Geneva, IL.

A Celebration of Joanne’s life and Open House for family and friends will be held at the Gary and Jeanne Erickson residence on Sat. Aug 28, 2010 from 2-5 pm. 1911 15th Ave NW, New Brighton, MN 55112.

Memorials to: The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S 2nd St., Geneva, IL 60134.

2 guestbook entries for JOANNE ERICKSON

  1. JANICE TIJERINA neeMOLIN August 20, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    JOANNE WAS MY ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS WHEN I MOVED TO MORA IN 1950. HER FAMILY TREATED ME LIKE ONE OF THEIR OWN (I HAD NO MOTHER) AND I NEVER FORGOT THEIR KINDNESSES TO ME. JOANNE AND I BECAME REUNITED IN 2004 AFTER MANY YEARS AND IT WAS SO WONDERFUL. I WILL HER MISS HER VERY MUCH. GOD BLESS HER SOUL.

  2. Terri Thompson August 25, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    I met Joanne at UUSG and really enjoyed visiting with her.

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