August 5, 1943 ~ May 4, 2014
Paul J. Erickson of West Fargo, ND, died May 5, 2014. He was born on August 5, 1943 in Fargo, ND to Gordon and Connie Erickson. He was raised in the Harwood Prosper area and attended St. Mary’s Elementary school and later graduated from Shanley High School in 1961 where he met his high school sweetheart, Janet M. Mullen, of Moorhead, MN. They married in 1964 at St. Josephs Church in Moorhead, MN and lived in the NDSU housing units until his graduation from NDSU with a degree in Ag-Econ.
Upon graduation, he was employed by USDA. He enlisted in the US Army in 1966 where he was stationed at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. He served 3 years and was honorably discharged in 1969. He was assigned as an Assistant County supervisor for Farmers Home Administration in Park River, ND where they lived for 17 years; he was later transferred to West Fargo, ND, where he served as Cass County Supervisor for Farms Service Agency until his retirement in 2001.
Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, camping and time spent on Pickerel Lake in Minnesota where they enjoyed summers with family and grandchildren. He was greatly loved by family, friends, and grandchildren.
Paul is survived by his wife Janet (Mullen) Erickson; his children: John Erickson, West Fargo, ND; Julie Erickson, West Fargo, ND; Jason Erickson, Fargo, ND; and James Erickson, Los Angeles, CA; his grandchildren: Levi Thene, Justas Thene, Zakary Thene, Zoe Erickson, Laila Erickson, Leyton Erickson, Knox Erickson; siblings: Diane (Justo) Mari; Ivan (Patricia) Erickson; Phyllis Vigen; David (Laurie) Erickson; Dennis (Bettye) Erickson; mother-in-law, Michele Mullen, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gordon and Connie Erickson, and his sister, Noelle Olmstead.