Lawrence “Larry” Allen Erickson, 91, from Anoka/Aitkin, passed Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at Homestead of Anoka.
He was born September 15th, 1929 in Bethel, MN to Selma and Lars Erickson. He graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1947. He was united in marriage to Lois Florence Miller on June 27th, 1953 at St. Stephen’s Church, Anoka. They were married 60 years.
Larry was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He and his wife of 60 years raised their five children in Anoka, MN until 1988. Larry retired from Honeywell Inc. in 1988 after 38 years, and relocated to their new lake property on Clear Lake, in Glen, MN. Larry enjoyed his time fishing, boating, snowmobiling, outdoor projects, and tinkering in his workshop. He spent many weekends entertaining family and friends with grilling, joking, and storytelling.
Survivors; sons, Loren (Pam) Erickson, Minnetonka; Leigh (Michelle) Erickson, Phoenix, AZ.; and Lowell (Susan) Erickson, Fargo, ND.; daughters, Linnea (Butch) Colago, Anoka; and Launa Erickson, Andover; brother Selmer “Sammy” Erickson, Park Rapids, MN.; grandchildren, Leigh J. (Beth) Erickson, Ryan (Tara) Erickson, Christi Erickson, Ross (Kayla) Erickson, Marie (Casy) Martineau, Michael (Erin) Colago, Melanie (Derek) Wohlers, Miles (Sarah) Colago, Claire Erickson, Lars Erickson, Andrew Erickson, Matthew Herrala, Austin (Kaitlynn) Streed, Mikayla Streed and Abigail Streed; seventeen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, beloved wife, Lois and sister-in-law Gloria “Babe” Erickson.
Reviewal services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2021 and funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2021, at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery in Aitkin. Friends may call on Saturday one hour prior to the services at the church. If desired memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
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