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Judith Erickson

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May 13, 1943-March 28, 2010

Judith Ann Erickson, 66, of Audubon, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. She was surrounded by her children and extended family.

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Judy was born to Alvin and Margaret Knutson on May 13, 1943 in Hawley. She grew up in Lake Park, where she also attended school. She finished her education at Glyndon Public School with the help of Lois and Gordon Wentland.

At age 10, Judy lost her mother and helped her father raise her five siblings: Butch, Stanley, Diane, Paulette and Kathy.

On August 19, 1961, Judy married Donald E. Erickson of Eglon Township, Minn. Together they raised four devoted children. Judy was an extraordinary wife, loving mother and a wonderful homemaker. She contributed to the community by working at Audubon Public School with her sister Kathy, and at Lakecrest Resort. She enjoyed painting with her sister Diane and doing crafts. Her most cherished contribution was serving the Lord at Audubon Chapel up until her passing.

Judy was generous of love and spirit, a servant of the Lord, a woman of wisdom and an exceptional mother. She marked many lives with her unconditional love and laughter.

Judy, you have touched more hearts than you could possibly imagine. You will remain in our hearts and be eternally missed.

Surviving Judy are her children, Barb (Lowell) Grubb, Brian (Naz) Erickson, Brenda (Steve) Walz and Becky (Joel) Hemze; siblings, Stanley Knutson, Diane Knutson and Kathy (Clarence) Anderson; 13 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Donald Erickson; parents, Alvin and Margaret; brothers, Butch and Teddy; and sisters, Paulette and Karen.

Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 at Wright Funeral Home, Lake Park, with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Audubon, with interment in Eksjo Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Lake Park. An online guestbook is available at www.wrightfuneral.com.

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