Joanie Ericson, of Ogilvie, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. She was 66 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church in rural Ogilvie with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating.
MEMORIAL VISTATION will be held from 5-7 pm on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Joanie Marie Ericson, of Ogilvie Minnesota, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 with her family by her side. She was 66 years old.
Joanie was born April 8, 1947 in Mora Minnesota at the Kanabec County Hospital. She grew up on the family farm and was the first of four siblings. She attended Ogilvie High School and graduated in 1965. In 1969 she met Vance and they married on July 22, 1972. Before settling down and starting a family in Ogilvie, Joanie and Vance enjoyed traveling and even lived in Colorado for a short time to enjoy the mountains.
Joanie truly enjoyed working at Dandelion Floral. She made numerous lasting friends and knew every customer by name. Joanie greeted everyone with her beautiful smile and an unforgettable and exaggerated “Hiii!!”
She enjoyed playing cards, spending time with family and friends, talking on the phone and taking care of her family. Joanie would do anything she could to give a helping hand. She was kind and giving in so many ways to so many people. She will be truly missed by everyone.
She is preceded in death by her mother Gertrude tenCate & father Hendrik tenCate.
She is survived by her husband, Vance Ericson; children Kimmie (Matt) Pitz, Brian Ericson; grandchildren, Kaylee, Devin, & Skyler; sisters, Marie (Bob) Kastenbauer & Faye Cayton; brother Rick (Patty) tenCate; plus many nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.
Memorial service was held on Saturday, April 5th at Lewis Lake Covenant Church in rural Ogilvie with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating. Music was provided by Phyllis Kruell; and Phillip and Emily Carlson. Arrangements were handled by Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.