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Joan Erickson

Nov. 15, 1939-Dec. 4, 2008

Joan E. Erickson, 69, of Audubon, died Thursday, December 4, 2008 at her home.

Joan Elizabeth Erickson was born Nov. 15, 1939 in Bengough, Saskatchewan, Canada. She came to Detroit Lakes as a child and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1957. Joan married Cecil Olson in November 1957 in Detroit Lakes. They lived in Fargo for several years before returning to Detroit Lakes.

Joan worked for the ASCS Office in Detroit Lakes for 30 years. She married Mansel Erickson in 1990 in Detroit Lakes. She had been a resident of rural Audubon since 1980.

Survivors include three daughters:, Deborah (Neil) Hilton of Lockhart, Texas Judy Olson and Connie Olson both of Beaverton, Ore.; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Nellie Baryluck of Victoria, B.C., and Beverly Foster of Vancouver, B.C.

A celebration of Joan's life was held Saturday, Dec. 6 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. The David-Donehower Funeral Home has been serving the family.