John A. Erickson, age 87, of Cambridge passed away December 12, 2007 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 15th at Cambridge Lutheran Church with Pastor David Everett officiating. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the funeral Saturday at the church.
John Arthur Erickson was born July 11, 1920 in Minneapolis to Arthur and Julia Erickson. When he was 7 years old his family moved to Bradford Township, rural Cambridge. John attended the Kienitz School in Bradford. On February 16, 1943 he married Gertrude Thunstrom and they made their home on a farm in Bradford. John worked at Midland Coop in Cambridge for some time. He later worked at ADM in the Twin Cities and then Murphy Motor Freight in Roseville from which he retired in 1982. John was a member of Teamsters Local #120. Besides his family and all of the family activities he also hobby farmed, enjoyed going to auctions, taking drives in the country, he was an avid reader and he enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and other sports on TV.
John A. Erickson passed away December 12, 2007 at his home at the age of 87 years, 5 months and 1 day. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Golberg; one brother, Vernon Erickson; three son-in-laws, George Yacevich, Donnie Anderson, Paul Ostrom.
John will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Gertrude of Cambridge; ten children, Jacquelyn Ostrom of Cambridge, Daryl (Faye) Erickson of Dalbo, Lynda Anderson of Cambridge, JoAnn Peterson of Cambridge, Steven (Lorna) Erickson of Andover, Craig Erickson of Isanti, RoxAnn Erickson and Terry Hansen of Cambridge, Brian (Lisa) Erickson of Isanti, Douglas (Debra) Erickson of Isanti, Christine (David) O’Loughlin of Champlin; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Bob Golberg of Minnetonka; sister-in-law, Jean Long of Citra, Florida; and by many other relatives and friends.