Joan Erickson, of Mora, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at her home. She was 77 years old.
PUBLIC MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
PRIVATE MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held following the visitation.
INURNMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
MEMORIALS are preferred to the Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations, FACE MASKS are REQUIRED at the services for Joan. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone.
Joan Aldene Erickson, of Mora, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at her home. She was 77 years old.
Joan was born on March 26, 1943 in Fairbury, Illinois to parents Allen and Arlene (Graves) Bentz. The family moved to a farm near Mora in 1948. She attended Mora Schools, graduating in 1961. After high school, Joan worked at the Kanabec County Extension office for several years.
On September 14, 1963, Joan was united in marriage to Lloyd Edwin Erickson at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora. Joan and Lloyd were blessed with 3 sons that kept her busy during their younger years. After the kids were grown, she joined Lloyd at Northern Wood, the cabinet shop they owned in Mora as the secretary. In 1993, Joan and Lloyd moved to a home on Grindstone Lake near sandstone where Joan loved to watch and listen to the loons. Joan and Lloyd moved back to Mora in 2009. She worked as a host at Grand Casino Hinckley for a few years and most recently worked at both Eastwood Senior Living and St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora as an activities helper.
Joan loved tending to her flower gardens, doing puzzles, sewing, and genealogy. She enjoyed a special bond with her close group of friends over the years. Most of all, Joan loved her grandchildren and being able to spoil them and attend so many of their events and programs as they grew up. She will be dearly missed.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon Erickson, Glen Erickson, and Beverly (Laverne) Mann.
She is survived by her husband Lloyd; sons, Lynn (Peggy), Wayne (Kelly), and Troy (Jodi); grandchildren, Kirstin (Sam) Paquin, Darin (Caitlin), Megan (Hunter) Welinski, Alyssa (Jared), Emily (Pavy) Buntin, Riley, and Rita; great grandchildren, Linley, Quinn, Ella, Tenley, and Piper; brother-in-law Clayton Erickson; sisters-in-law, Gladys (James) Nelson, and Arlys Erickson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.