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Leona Erickson

Aug. 31, 1924-March 6, 2008

Leona V.Erickson, 83, of Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2008, at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes.

Leona Vernette Erickson was born to John and Hilda (Olson) Erickson on Aug. 31, 1924, at their home south of Lake Park. She grew up near Lake Park, attending country school. Following high school she moved to California, where she lived and worked most of her life until more recently moving to Detroit Lakes. Leona was always very active and the church was very important to her. She also enjoyed the outdoors and playing cards. She will be missed.

Leona is survived by her brother, Dennis (Ruby) Erickson of Thief River Falls as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; sisters, Gladys Palin, Lillian Hammond and Maxine Brune; and brother, Donald Erickson.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Wright Funeral Home in Hawley; visitation will take place from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Strandvik Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lake Park.

Wright Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements by the family. An online guest book is available for signing at