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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.

34 thoughts on “JOAN A. ERICKSON”

  1. Lloyd and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May all your memories of Joan fill your hearts with warmth and joy.

    Kathy Brandt

  2. Karen Benz
    So very very sorry for your loss. I pray for peace and strength for your family. Joan and I graduated from Mora High so many years ago but, unfortunately, have not been in contact recently. She was a very dear person and good friend.

  3. My sympathies go out to Joan’s family. She was a great addition to our class at Mora High School, and helped plan many of our reunions. So sorry to hear of her passing. God Bless.

  4. So sad to hear of Joan passing
    Lloyd Lynn Wayne Troy
    Our prayers and hugs to you and your family
    Steve n Janice Moe

  5. So very sorry for your loss. Praying you find comfort in the warmth of your fondest memories💕
    Mike & Kari Boster

  6. So sorry for the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time ❤️

  7. Love and prayers from your Cousins in California. Mil, John, Linda and Kristin Mellin along with the rest of John’s family.

  8. Marie Louise Grundberg
    My sincere sympathy in the loss of dear Joan. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Joan will be missed greatly. She helped so many people in her life, including me. She was my mentor when I rode the bus when I started Mora school when we were in 5th grade. She was a great role model to everyone who knew her. Enjoy your new journey in heaven you so deserve peace. Love, Marie Grundberg

  9. I am so sad hearing about Joan. She had such a beautiful soul. I loved all the visits and laughing when we walked by their home on Grindstone Lake. She loved her family so much. It was fun watching their grandkids grow up. And July 4th – best homemade ice cream ever. I send prayers and hugs. Joan, you will be missed.

  10. Our world will miss Joan. Time and distance caused us to lose touch with one another over the years, and I can’t remember if she was a “12 year” student at Mora like me, but we were friends for many years and graduated together. Joan was so down to earth, had such a wonderful sense of humor and a great sense of “who she was.” My love and prayers are extended to the Erickson family and all of her dear friends. Treasure the many happy memories.

  11. Lloyd & family…..
    Deepest sympathy in your loss of Joan. I remember her well from the Northern Wood days and her working in the front office there. God bless her memory.
    Loren Nelson

  12. Our sympathy for you loss. I remember her when Jim Jones and I would stay at the cabin and she would make a great breakfast for us when we came in from fishing. She will be missed.

  13. My deepest sympathies to all of Joanies family. Joanie and I were good friends when we both worked at the casino many years ago. She was like a mom to me and made my first baby a beautiful teddy bear. I was so blessed to have met her and had her in my life during my first pregnancy. I have missed her through out the years since we lost contact. She was an amazing friend. Lynn Nielsen

  14. Lloyd and family, We were saddened to hear of your loss. The times of scouting will be fond memories of her and all of you. John and Claudia Fridstrom

  15. Lloyd and family, what a huge loss for you. Joan was one of the kindest people on earth. Loved by so many. Heaven has gained a very special angel.
    My deepest sympathy to you all.

  16. Lloyd, Lynn, Wayne and Troy, We are so very sorry to hear about Joanie. It is such a hard time. Keep your memories close to your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  17. We are sad to hear of Joan’s passing. Always a friendly lady who loved talking about the past including riding dads bus. Cling to the memories.

  18. My sympathy and prayers to your family in the loss of “Joanie”. We will miss her so so much. She was one of those people that was your friend thru time. We enjoyed our years in school and at my house on occasion. She also was the friend and was instrumental in helping me meet my future husband (David) who also graduated the same year (1961). We have very special memories of Joan, both of us.

  19. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joanie always portrayed such a sense of caring. I will always remember her for that beautiful trait. Will miss our periodic phone conversations. God will certainly use her as a welcome wagon host in heaven.

  20. Lloyd, we are sorry for your loss. Joan was such a sweet, caring person. She will be greatly missed. Our heartfelt condolences to you and all the family. May God give you comfort.

  21. Lloyd and family, Judy & Fritz Motschenbacher are so sorry for your loss. We so enjoyed having coffee with the both of you and also visiting at our class reunions. She will be sadly missed. Sympathy to All. Judy & Fritz

  22. Joani was the kind of neighbor you wanted to have next door. She was a great conversationalist, finished her comments with “and that.”, which invited you into the conversation. Grateful for Cub Scout years with Joanie. Ruth Smith

  23. Lloyd, and family, we are so sorry to hear of Joanie’s passing. Our love and prayers go out for all of you!

    Peace, Dan and Patty Hagen

  24. Joan was a neighborhood second mom to the Brettingen boys. Always greeting us with a smile and her wonderful giggle. We had many great memories with the Erickson boys and our hearts go out to their family.

  25. We were so sorry to her of Joan’s passing. She was a sweet lady. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family

  26. So sorry to hear of your loss Loyd and family. Have known Joni for years. Very nice person. We had babies on the same day in 1964. Blessings on you and your family. Dorothy Jolstad Svendsen

  27. Dear Lloyd and family: I was so saddened to learn of the passing of Joanie. Joanie was a dear friend both in high school and after. I remember bridal, wedding and baby showers we shared together. I always looked forward to seeing and visiting with her at our class reunions. Joanie’s wonderful phone calls were always appreciated as her kindness and thoughtfulness were always present. My sympathies to all of you and may her memory provide you comfort and peace.

  28. So sorry for your loss of this lovely, caring woman. We will keep you in our prayers.

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