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Irene Erickson

December 26, 1918 - October 13, 2016

Funeral Service - Tuesday

October 18, 2016
- 1:30 PM

Mavis Whiting Chapel of Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo

Visitation - Tuesday

October 18, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Mavis Whiting Chapel of Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo


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Irene Erickson

December 26, 1918 - October 13, 2016


Irene Harriet Erickson, 97, Fargo, formerly, Kindred, ND passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.

Irene was born December 26, 1918 at Kindred, ND to parents, Oscar and Marie (Haugstad) Husebye. She graduated from Kindred High School and graduated from Interstate Business College in Fargo. She worked at Rich’s garage in Kindred as a bookkeeper and also worked at Builders Supply Company in Fargo.

On July 12, 1947 she married Edwin Erickson at Norman Lutheran Church, Kindred. Edwin was the manager of the Kindred Farmers Elevator. He passed away on July 23, 1988.

Irene was an active member of the Legion Auxiliary for 61 years. She belonged to the Gol Lutheran Church where she held various offices in their women’s organization. She was also a member of Kindred Senior Citizen’s and did volunteer work at Bethany Home’s in Fargo. She enjoyed playing scrabble and numerous card games.

She is survived by 4 children; Mary (Jack) Saarela, Pleasant Prairie, WI, Vicki Sola, West Fargo, ND, Jon (Paula) Erickson, Kindred, ND, Peggy Bukhari, Fargo, ND, 12 grandchildren; Jeffrey Saarela, Milwaukee, WI, Allison (Oliver) Steffmann, Frankfurt, Germany, Brady (Andrea) Wald, Tempe, AZ, Kara (Brian) Jorvig, Fargo, ND, Christopher (Alison) Erickson, Fargo, ND, Dustin Erickson, Kindred, ND, Dylan Erickson, Fargo, ND, Farris Bukhari, Dubai, UAE, Zyad Bukhari, Mankato, MN, Khulude Bukhari, Fargo, ND, Maryam and Ibrahim Bukhari, Fargo, ND, 7 great-grandchildren, Kiah, Carson, Nils, Anika, Liv, Cole and Rylan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 3 sisters, Ruby Grant, Ruth Overboe and Alice Olson, all of Kindred, ND, great-granddaughter, Isla Erickson and 3 nieces, Rozella Stoutland, Betty Mae Olson and Maxine Rostad.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Bethany Retirement Living and/or Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Funeral Service: 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Mavis Whiting Chapel of Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M.

Burial: Kindred Cemetery, Kindred, ND.


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4 responses to “Irene Erickson”

  1. Ed Stahl says:

    I am saddened to learn of the passing of my neighbor for many years in Kindred. What a wonderful lady. My condolences to the families of Mary, Vicki, Jon, Peggy, and Brady. Know that Irene was loved by all that knew her.

  2. Lois Gustafson says:

    We are sorry to hear of Irene’s passing. She was a great neighbor and we enjoyed visiting with her.

    Our thoughts and prayers.

    MIke and Lois Gustafson

  3. Jo Oliver says:

    My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one.   Find strength and comfort from God.  At  2 Corinthians  1:3, 4  it describes God as “the God of all comfort who comfort us in all our trials”.  This promise assures the family that by turning to God you can receive help during this difficult time.  The  bible also promises that soon death will be no more Revelation 21:3, 4  and the hope of a resurrection John 5:28, 29.

  4. Audrey Williams says:

    To Jon, Paula & family – please accept our sincere sympathy on your Mom’s passing. Sorry this is so late, but I just received Oct 19th Casselton Reporter today Oct 25th. Seems as though she had a very busy and full life, and will be missed by many. “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted” God bless and much love, Auntie Audrey Williams and Gail, Jay and Aaron Fenander.

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