Ericson, John C., Sr. age 75, of Spring Park, formerly of Orono passed away unexpectedly on November 3, 2012. Preceded in death by parents Frank and Pearl Ericson and brother James. Survived by loving wife of 53 years, Barbara; children, Kathryn Gleeson (Terry), John Ericson Jr. (Heidi Emerick), Kristina Ericson (Jim Pohtilla), Kimberly Rosacker (Don) and Karin Glick (Reggie); seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Judy Rau, Joan Knox, Jean Kirk (Roger) and Janice McCrady (Steve); many nieces and nephews. John lived most of his life on Lake Minnetonka and graduated from Mound High School in 1955. He retired in 2010 after nearly 40 years with AVR, Inc. He was active in a number of organizations including the Westonka Jaycees, the Knights of Columbus, the Minnesota Amateur Hockey Association, the Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota and the City of Spring Park Planning Commission. John will be remembered for his gregarious laugh, his love for his family, friends and community, his passion for boats and being on the water, and his colorful stories. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, Nov. 8 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 2385 Commerce Blvd., Mound, MN. Private interment. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Mound Chapel 952-472-1716 www.huberfunerals.com
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Published in Star Tribune from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2012