Wayne Douglas Erickson, age 62, passed away at his home near Park
Rapids, Minnesota. Wayne was born at Marshall, Minnesota, on April 24, 1946, to Marvin and Cora (Knutson) Erickson.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. Lucas Lutheran Church of Normania Township, Yellow Medicine County,
Minnesota. He graduated from Cottonwood High School, Cottonwood, Minnesota, in 1964 and from Willmar Technical
College, Willmar, Minnesota, in 1966.Arrangements by Lynner Funeral Home Since
In 1979 he married Debra Meyer of Trimont, Minnesota.
After driving over the road for Schwan Food Company for 11 years, he owned and operated the Lakeside Ranch House
restaurant in Cottonwood for six years with his then wife, Debbie. He has worked as a Beverage and Chemical
Service Technician for Reinhart Food Service for the past 22 years.
Wayne loved his family, his dogs, living at his home in the north woods on Gilmore Lake, his job and the people he
worked with. He was always ready to tell a joke or play one on somebody.
Wayne is survived by his four sons: Troy (Cathy) and Brandon (Kristy) of Duluth, Minnesota, Siver (Vanessa) of
Cottonwood, Minnesota, and Justin (Kari) of White Bear Lake, Minnesota; as well as nine grandchildren: Bailey,
Arianna, Daniel, Hayley, Christopher, Jayda, Carson, Cale and Cadence Erickson. He is also survived by his sister
and brother-in-law, Elaine and Per Wickstrom of Duluth, Minnesota, and his many beloved cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Cora Erickson.
Monday, January 26, 2009 ~ 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
St. Lucas Lutheran Church, Normania Township
Monday, January 26, 2009 ~ 1:30 p.m.
St. Lucas Lutheran Church,
Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota
Pastor Steve Weston
"How Great Thou Art!"
"On Eagles Wings"
Megan and Dan Spaulding
"I Can Only Imagine"
"The Lord's Prayer"
Richard Erickson, Donald Erickson
Ronald Erickson, David Erickson
Final Resting Place
St. Lucas Lutheran Cemetery (spring)
Normania Township, Yellow Medicine County