Charles Erickson, 78
Charles "Chuck" Stuart Erickson was born August 5, 1935, the 10th child of Emil and Inga (Skaare) Erickson of Glenwood. He was baptized and confirmed at Rolling Forks Lutheran Church of rural Glenwood.
Chuck passed away on October 25, 2013, with family by his bedside.
Chuck graduated from Glenwood High School in 1953, Moorhead State University in 1957, furthering his education at SCSU and UND.
Chuck married Jean Evenson on August 19, 1956 at Glenwood Lutheran Church. They began their teaching careers in Danube. Chuck taught industrial technology and coached basketball. He joined the Army Reserves in 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1964.
Chuck was extremely proud of his four sons, Scott (Kathy) of River Falls, WI, children Josh, Gabe (Tasha), and Melissa (in Gods hands); Craig (Chris), sons Brett (Mary), Bryan and Mitch; Paul (Kathleen), daughters Avary and Alicia; Todd, daughter Ashley. Chuck treasured time with his boys, especially deer hunting in northern Minnesota.
Chuck and family moved to Alexandria in 1967, where he again taught and coached. They joined First Lutheran Church in 1967; Chuck served on the church council and Altar Guild. Chuck and Jean retired in 1991, enjoying 19 winters in Arizona until Chucks health deteriorated due to lung disease.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jean Erickson; brother, Ron (Linda) Erickson of Minneapolis; sister, Alpha Finden of Glenwood; along with many nieces and nephews.
Chuck will be greatly missed by family and friends, as a quiet, loving and sincere person.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 4 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria.
Visitation is Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home and also for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Interment will be at Kinkead Cemetery. Military honors will be performed by American Legion Post 87, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 936, and Minnesota National Guard Honors. Casket bearers are Dale Serum, Dick Greengo, Eldon Shelstad, John Swanson, Darrel Magnuson, Dave Harris and Stan Norlien.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.