Tom Erickson, formerly of Dawson, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato at the age of 78.
Graveside Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Dawson. Arrangements are with Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home in Dawson.
Walter Thomas Erickson was born in Hennepin County November 13, 1941 and adopted in 1947 by Ellsworth and Olga (Utheim) Erickson. He grew up in Dawson and graduated from Dawson High School in 1959. Tom served in the US Marine Corps for six years. He was united in marriage with Judith Kohlman in 1965, they later divorced. Tom worked as an over the road truck driver. he was united in marriage to Karen Greseth in May of 1977. They moved back to a farm outside of Dawson and then to town in 1985. In addition to trucking, Tom also drove for Prairie 5. He enjoyed researching family history and working on the family tree. Tom also enjoyed war history and watching documentaries on TV.
He is survived by three children: Kay Erickson of Montevideo, MN, Bruce (Vonnie) Erickson of Montevideo, MN, and Adam (Vicky) Erickson of Nicollet, MN; two step-children: Craig (Michelle) Erickson of Kasota, MN and Steve (Wendy) Trandahl of North Mankato, MN; fifteen grandchildren: Joshua Lokken, Casandra (Terry) Sannerud, Isaac Lokken, Tyler Lokken, Natasha (Carlos) Isaguirre, Samantha (Ken) Rucker, Brett Erickson, Nicole (fiance Logan Knoshal) Erickson, Joseph (fiance Michelle Rakowski) Erickson, Christopher Erickson, Abby Trandahl, Jason Trandahl, Hunter Erickson, Landyn Erickson, and Bradey Erickson; nine great-grandchildren: Josephine, Kinsley, Eliana, Lucas, James, Jaden, Valentina, Emma,and Noah; a sister, Mary Kvam of Minneapolis; a half-sister, Sherry Pettijohn of Kadoka, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Karen Erickson in 2018; a brother, Kenny Erickson, and a nephew, Gregory Erickson.
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