April 28, 1928 – Feb. 4, 2016
Suzanne Erickson passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Feb. 4, 2016.
Sue is survived by her husband of 65 years, Martin; daughters, Terri and Debbie; son, Keith; grandchildren, James, Rita, Becky, and Willie; and great-granddaughter, Amelia.
Sue was born in DeKalb, Illinois. Soon after graduating from the Medical School of Northwestern University with a degree in nursing, she married Martin "Swede" and started their lives together. They had many adventures across Europe while they were stationed in Germany in early 50s. While Swede served in the Army, Sue worked as a nurse. Upon returning to the United States, they settled in Denver for a few years and then moved back to DeKalb. During this time Sue worked for Northern Illinois University as a nurse. In 1967 the family moved to Bozeman, Montana, and she began work as a nurse at Montana State University. She also trained EMTs.
She eventually retired and enjoyed her grandchildren and her great-grandchild. A devoted Broncos fan, she and Amelia would cheer on their team every Sunday. It was a joy to watch her and Amelia as Amelia painted great-grandmother's nails, brushed her hair, and put on her glasses. The two were inseparable.
Her private time was spent writing poetry and prose resulting in several books. She enjoyed compiling photo albums padding poetry or prose explaining her feelings evoked within the pictures. A loving mom, she encouraged the unique talents and interests of each of her children and grandchildren. She had an indelible impact on the many lives she touched and will be remembered lovingly.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, Feb. 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kountry Korner Café.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2016