LuVerne Maxine Erickson, 91, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Hillsboro Medical Center in Hillsboro Center in Hillsboro, North Dakota. She had been a resident in the Sanford Long-Term-Care facility in Hillsboro for the last five years. She was a lifelong resident of Traill County and lived most her life in Hillsboro.
LuVerne was born on March 24, 1924, to George and Ruby Doeden of rural Hillsboro, the second of eight daughters. She married C. LeRoy Erickson in 1946, and the couple had two children, Allen and Janice. LeRoy farmed, and LuVerne was a homemaker and a teacher until her retirement in 1987.
In her early teaching years, she taught at several rural, one-room schools, including Norway, Stavanger, Belmont, and El Dorado townships. She also taught for many years at the summer migrant school in Hillsboro. She returned to college in her 40’s and earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree at Mayville State College in 1969. She finished her teaching career as a first – grade teacher for 17 years at the Hillsboro Elementary School.
LuVerne will be lovingly remembered as a devoted wife and mother, a superb homemaker, a dedicated and accomplished teacher, and a woman of genuine kindness, self-sacrifice, and humility.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, her husband LeRoy, and her daughter Janice Leeds. She is survived by her son Allen (Fargo, North Dakota), his wife Patricia, and her son-in-law Milton Leeds (Jefferson City, Missouri), four sisters, Lorraine, Eunice, Grace, and Gwen – five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a Prayer Service at Wildeman- Boulger Funeral Home, Hilllsboro at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday with visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Private family services will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Grue Cemetery, Buxton, ND.