Ina EricksonIna Erickson of Superior, Wis., peacefully passed away during the early hours of Saturday, July 13, 2013, surrounded by her family.
Ina Erickson of Superior, Wis., peacefully passed away during the early hours of Saturday, July 13, 2013, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Cloquet, Minn., on May 9, 1939, to Chester and Helvi (Mattson) Christenson. She worked most of her life in geriatrics and received a degree in nursing from Iowa Lake Community College. She lived and worked in Cloquet and Brookston Minn.; KI Sawyer AFB, Mich.; Lakenheath AFB, England; Fairmont, Minn.; Rapid City, S.D.; Fort Myers, Fla; and Superior, Wis.
She enjoyed gardening, RV’ing and numerous crafts. She had a keen, artistic ability for detail in all her art work. She relaxed with historical and sci-fi movies as well as electronic games. She had a special love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She found peace in butterflies and Luke, her cat. She was a member of Mission Covenant Church in Poplar, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; her parents; son Terry Erickson; granddaughter Andrea Vaineo; son-in-law Wayne Hanson; and brother Gerald.
Ina is survived by her children, Rey “Wally” (Brenda) Carlson, Janna (Mike Vaineo), Laurie Carlson, Mike Erickson, Tim (Debbie) Erickson, Tamara Hanson, Todd Erickson and Mary Stayton; 15 grandchildren and 12-3/4 great-grandchildren; brothers, John, Chester Jr., Rick (Joan), Mike (Patricia); sisters, Ione (Les) and Mary; and many nieces and nephews.
We will be celebrating Ina's life on Saturday, July 27, at 379 Freeman Road, Cloquet (Janna and Mike Vaineo’s home), with a potluck from 12-4 p.m. Questions can be directed to Laurie at 218-522-0581.
Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Minnesota, Duluth, 218-624-5200.
July 25, 2013 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.