Gary Erickson, age 64, of Cambridge passed away peacefully at his home November 8, 2009 after a battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, November 12th with Chaplain Bill Steinkeofficiating at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 11th also at our Cambridge Chapel. Memorials preferred.
Gary John Erickson was born in Fosston, Minnesota to Elmer and Mary (Christensen) Erickson. He grew up in Fosston and graduated from Fosston High School in 1962. Gary continued his education at the University of Minnesota where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology. On April 7, 1973 Gary married Linda Medema in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They were blessed with the birth of their son, Sam, on July 12, 1979.
Gary worked for Cedar Creek History Area in Bethel and later at Advanced Telemetry Systems in Isanti. He then started his own business, Tractech, which he was very proud of. He loved working hard and serving his loyal customers. Gary also found great joy watching his son play basketball. Gary was so proud of his son and how he grew into a kind, loving man. Gary also loved playing guitar and singing with friends and family. Fall was his favorite time of year and he loved deer hunting with friends and family as well. Gary also enjoyed fishing, cooking and sports.
Gary J. Erickson passed away peacefully at home November 8, 2009 after a battle with cancer at the age of 64 years, 9 months and 29 days. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Linda; son, Sam of Cambridge; two brothers, Bruce (Wilma) Erickson of Pittsburgh, California, Joel (Connie) Erickson of Salinas, California; and by other relatives and many friends.