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Mae Erickson, 88

Mae Ione Erickson, 88, Kensington, died Friday December 13, 2013 at Courage Cottage in Morris.

Mae was born May 25, 1925, in rural Brandon. She was baptized at West Moe Church of rural Brandon, grew up in rural Kensington, was confirmed at Solem Lutheran Church in rural Kensington and graduated from Kensington High School in 1943. She then attended Normal Teachers Training in Glenwood and taught country school after graduating.

Mae married Elton on September 12, 1946 at West Moe Church and resided on their farm south of Hoffman.

Mae and Elton raised six boys, enjoyed the farm life raising Hereford cattle, with numerous cattle trips and visits to the state fair and other cattle shows. Mae enjoyed sewing quilts, flowers, getting together with her teachers group and her trip to Norway and Sweden with her siblings. Mae was strong in her faith and loved time with family, especially the children. She was involved in all church activities, and enjoyed reading her Bible.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elton Erickson; son, Daniel Erickson; two sisters, Harriet and Corinne; and one brother, Myron.

She is survived by her sons, James (Terry) Erickson, Jerry (JoAnn) Erickson, Ron (Corinne) Erickson, Tom Erickson and Mark Erickson; granddaughters, Dawn (Dave) Score, Jessica (Chad) Gilbertson and Heather (Jeremy) Goldberg; grandsons, Joel (Melany) Erickson, Brandon Erickson and Brady (Kelsey Lohse) Erickson; three step-granddaughters, Alisa Nagel, Katrina Humphries and Kim (Chris) Holste; and 18 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service for Mae was held Tuesday, December 17 at Messiah Lutheran Church of Hoffman with the Rev. Nathan Thompson officiating. Burial was at Aeneas Cemetery in rural Kensington.

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Arrangements are with Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman.