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Lois Erickson

August 17, 1934 - September 12, 2015

Celebration of Life - Saturday

October 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Casselton Community Center


Boulger Funeral Home

Lois Erickson

August 17, 1934 - September 12, 2015


Lois A. Erickson, 81, of Casselton, North Dakota passed away on September 12, 2015 under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Lois was born to Paul and Irma Alpers in Manistee, Michigan on August 17, 1934. The family moved from Manistee to Fargo, then up to Portal, North Dakota where Lois went to school and grew up. After graduation, she moved to Fargo and began her career with Northwestern Bell. She married Wallace “Wally” Erickson on October 27, 1956. They lived in Fargo, raising 3 children, then moved to San Diego and Idaho before settling back in Fargo. Lois retired from Qwest, moved shortly to Oregon then back to North Dakota. She bought a small home in Casselton where she lived for over 20 years, making many friends and enjoying her community. She then spent several years back in California before just recently moving back to Casselton.

She is survived by her children; Linda Jahner, West Fargo, ND, Gary (Sara) Erickson, Moorhead, MN, David (Cari) Erickson, Atascadero, California, sister, Betty Keenan, Sauk Centre, Minnesota, grandchildren; Nicholas Erickson, Tyler Erickson, Brandon Erickson, Breanna (Erickson) Cuevas, sister and brother-in-law, Ernie and Shirley Erickson, Minot, North Dakota and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her ex-husband/friend, Wally, parents, 2 brothers, Paul (Eileen), Ray (Mickey), sisters, Helen Alpers and Joan (Johnny) Weerts, son-in-law, Dan Jahner, brother-in-law, Charles Keenan, nephew, Jim Keenan, brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Arlene Erickson, and baby brother Alpers.

In honoring Lois’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Instead, a ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held on Saturday, October 24 in Casselton’s Community Center from 1-3:00 P.M. All are welcome. Please join us to share memories, Lois’isms, laughs and some “Oktoberfest” foods in her honor.


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8 responses to “Lois Erickson”

  1. Patricia Conway says:

    I was so sorry to hear of your Mothers death. She worked for me for a couple of years at NWB. She was such a joy to be around and such a good worker. May she rest in peace.

  2. NNancy Craig says:

    Peace be with Linda and family because Lois at peace. I’ll try to be at the celebration of Life in October. Your mom always had a small on her face at the lake.

  3. Patty Baem says:

    so sorry for your loss . Prayers to you and family

  4. Melinda Schadler says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time Lyn.

  5. Diane Weber says:

    To the family of Lois.
    Some of you have met me, but I just wanted to let you know that for 20 some years, Lois was the best neighbor ever for my family. She was so kind to us all and she especially took great interest in our kids, Tracie, Erin, and Joe. We are so sad in many ways, but so glad that she passed away quickly and peacefully. She looked beautiful as ever when I saw her 2 weeks ago. I told her she looked so good and her exact words to me were, ” you are such a liar Diane”. We will miss her. Just know that she loved you all so much. We have family things this weekend that can’t be changed, so our prayers are sent to you all.
    Sincerely Bob and Diane Weber

  6. Dee Olson says:

    Gary….and Lois’s family, not sure if you remember me from the great times I had working with your Mom Lois. She was just an awesome employee of Northwester Bell and had a strong work ethic no matter where she went. Gary, I remember when you worked in North Fargo, I was always able to keep up with where Mom Lois was and how she was doing. I know God has welcomed her into paradise where she will be until you can join her again. You are all being held in my thoughts and prayers. <3

  7. Monique says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Although I did not know your loved one personally, I hope knowing that they are in our loving heavenly Father’s memory will bring your family comfort during this difficult time. Very soon now we can look forward to God’s promise at a Revelation 21:4: “… Death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore, the former thing have passed away.”

  8. MaryJo Rust says:

    I’m thinking of you and hoping you find peace in your loving memories of your Mom at this difficult time.

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