September 15, 2009
Marie K. Erickson, 95; of Epiphany Pines, Coon Rapids, MN died suddenly on Tuesday, September 15th at Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Mrs. Erickson was born March 10, 1914 to the late John and Mathilda Kremer of Pittsburgh, PA. Mrs. Erickson was a graduate of Mount Mercy Nursing Academy in 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA and joined the Army Nurse Corp in 1941 and obtained rank of 2nd LT. Mrs. Erickson met Carl E. Erickson and married in 1942. Marie and Carl moved to Andover, MN; in 1951 and Marie worked at the Anoka State Hospital as a Registered Nurse. Marie and Carl were founding members of Epiphany Church in 1964. Later Marie and Carl moved to Florida until Carl passed away in 1995 in Rotonda West, Florida. Mrs. Erickson then moved to Fulton, NY to be near her daughter and grandchildren. She resided in Fulton for 7 years and then returned to Epiphany Pines in 2004 to be near her sons and grandchildren. Mrs. Erickson was also pre-deceased by her sisters Mathilda Hartley, Bertha Flaherty, Anne Lindsey and brother Ludwig Kremer all formerly of Pittsburgh, PA. Mrs. Erickson is survived by her children: Richard of Lindstrom, MN; Thomas of Columbia Heights, MN; Don (Mary) of Andover, MN; and Claire (Tom) Vacca of Fulton, NY; her brothers William Kremer of Pittsburgh, PA; and John Kremer of Magna, UT; 5 granddaughters: Emily Erickson of St. Paul, MN; Molly Erickson of Mpls., MN; Anne (Brett) Shelton of Corning, NY; Angela (Richard) McGrath of Mooers Forks, NY; Teresa (Jesse) Weber of Denver, CO; her great grandson: Richard McGrath of Mooers Forks, NY and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Friday, September 18th at Epiphany Catholic Church, Coon Rapids, MN. Burial will be held 10:00 AM, November 14, 2009 at Gulf Pines Cemetery located in Lemon Bay, Florida where Mrs. Erickson will be given military honors. The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton has care of the local arrangements.