Dale Rodney Erickson, 81, of Isanti passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home.
He was born February 16, 1939 in Isanti County, Minnesota, the 8th of 9 children to Nels and Ida (Carlson) Erickson. Dale grew up in Isanti County, attending grade school in Grandy and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1958. While in high school, Dale worked at the Cambridge State Hospital and continued to work there a few years after graduating. He also served four years in the Army Reserves.
On November 12, 1960 he was united in marriage to Joann Johnson in Little Falls. They made their home in Cambridge and on December 24, 1966 they moved to their home in rural Isanti where they raised their three children.
Dale worked at a few different jobs before he began working at the Ford plant on August 31, 1962. He retired from Ford in 2000.
Dale was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Weber. He enjoyed spending his retirement visiting and socializing with friends and family. Dale had his own auto shop where he fixed and painted cars. He was fond of old cars, especially Buicks, he liked attending his grandchildren’s activities and watching the Minnesota Vikings.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother Wesley, sisters Selma Twingstrom, Dorothy Stubbs, Delores Erickson, brothers Maurice, Elmer and Gordon Erickson.
Dale is survived by his wife Joann, son Craig (Beth) Erickson of North Branch, daughters Dawn (Floyd) Kowalsky of Stanchfield, Beth (Bryce) Sorenson of Isanti, seven grandchildren Megan, Hannah, Dustin, Kelsey, Austin, Olivia and Hayden, six great grandchildren Waylon, Mavis, Bentley, Harper, Madilyn and Gentry, brother Dewayne Erickson of Montana, as well as many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 5-8 PM, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home. Interment will be 2PM, Sunday, October 4, 2020 in St. John Lutheran Cemetery of Weber.
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