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Obituary: Virginia Erickson


July 25, 2022

Virginia Erickson

Virginia Erickson

Virginia "Mae" Erickson, age 94, of Carrington, N.D., passed away peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2022, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.

Mae's visitation was on Tuesday, July 19 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m., all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, N.D. Her burial was at the Glenfield Cemetery, Glenfield, N.D., with Rev. Rick Loewen officiating.

Pallbearers were Jordan Kramer, Lindsey Hunt, Ryan Topp, Mark Topp, David Kramer and Ashley Kramer.

Virginia Mae Nordtvedt was born May 12, 1928, in Fargo, N.D., daughter of Arndt and Bertha (Seltvedt) Nordtvedt. Her family moved to a farm in the Courtenay, N.D., area, where she grew up and attended the Corrine School. When the family moved to the farm by the Sheyenne River, she attended high school in Cooperstown.

Mae was united in marriage to LeRoy Erickson on December 23, 1945, at Bremerton, Washington. They returned to North Dakota in the spring of 1946 and started farming with Carl Erickson near Binford, N.D. In 1955, they moved to a farm they bought near Glenfield, N.D., and farmed and raised cattle. They moved to Carrington in 2010.

Mae was a member of Prairie Faith Lutheran Church (formerly Glenfield Lutheran Church) and the Glenfield Homemakers Club.

Mae is survived by her son, Larry (Kathy), Glenfield, N.D .; daughter, Colleen (David) Kramer, Kensal, N.D .; two grandchildren, Jordan (Ashley) Kramer, with step-great-granddaughter, Hadley, Kensal, N.D., and Lindsey (Jeff) Hunt, with great-grandchildren, Addison, Kierstyn, and Brenden, Fargo, N.D .; step-grandchildren; Mark (Stephanie) Topp, Ryan (Prairie) Topp, and Paul (Jess Carlson) Topp; and step-great-grandchildren, Keenan, Lauren (Jordan), Mariah, Logan, Brooke, Hudson, Sienna, Holden, and Peyton.

She is preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy; granddaughter, Lauren Kramer; her parents, Arndt and Bertha; sisters, Goldie Thurmond, June Stenson, Betty Williams, Inez Beck, Connie Foster, Dorothy Anderson, Jean Justus; and one brother, Glen Nordtvedt.

Memorials may be made to the Glenfield Cemetery.

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