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J. Maurice "Maury" Erickson

J. Maurice "Maury" Erickson, 95, of Vermillion, SD, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center in Vermillion.

Maury was born November 1, 1919 in Rural Vermillion to John and Emma (Hedlin) Erickson. He attended Rockfield School District #41 and graduated from Vermillion High School. He graduated from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN with a Liberal Arts degree.

He married Lois Nutwick on September 2, 1941 in Minneapolis, and served as a navigator in the Army Air Force during WWII. He farmed in rural Vermillion for many years until his retirement. They wintered for many years in Edinburg, TX, and built a new home in 1998, moving off the farm in to Vermillion.

Maury received an award for 70 years of service with the American Legion on his 95th birthday.

He is survived by his wife Lois of Vermillion, a son Joe (Susie) Erickson of Mineral City, OH, three daughters: Kathy (Don) Snyder of Deer Park, WA, Helen (Loren) Larson of Sioux City, IA and Margaret (Mick) Schlisner of Litchfield, MN and a sister Estelle Natwick of Hutchinson, MN. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Lance (Carolyn) Larson, Lori (Chad) Wambolt, Heidi Fejeran, Elizabeth Jackson, Jonathon (Fiancé Katri) Negron, Seth (Belinda) Erickson and Brita (Tom) Culberson, and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, September 15 at the Dalesburg Lutheran Church in rural Vermillion with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, September 14 from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. HansenFuneralHome.com.




Published in The Argus Leader on Sept. 12, 2015
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