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Steven Erickson

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Aug. 18, 1964-March 17, 2012

Former Detroit Lakes resident Steven Joseph Erickson, 46, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, after a sudden illness.

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Steven was born to Charles H. Erickson and Rita A. Erickson on August 18, 1964 at St. Mary´s Hospital, Detroit Lakes. Steve graduated from Detroit Lakes High School and attended Fergus Falls Community College. He married Claudia Torres Venegas on April 19, 1997.

Steve was the sales director at Cabo Villas Beach Resort and Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He helped develop this resort with the Erickson family. His passion for sales, and the sales methods he implemented, will live on forever in the resort sales industry.

Steve was never happier than when he was in the woods and with nature. His time spent with family and friends in "deer camp" was always his favorite occasion each year.

Surviving Steve are his wife, Claudia and two lovely daughters, Regina, and Valentina; his mother, Rita (Gilbert) Wicker; his stepmother, Bonnie Erickson; his brothers Chris (Ilda) and Jed (Amy); nephews Diego, Alex and Jake; nieces Renata and Anika; as well as his stepbrothers Gary, Ron and Mike Wicker; and stepsisters, Sharin Wicker and Sue Olmstead.

Preceding him in death were his father, Charles Erickson; paternal grandparents, Edmund and Margaret Erickson; and maternal grandparents, Vincent "Shado" and Eleanor Wagner.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31 in St. Mary´s of the Lakes Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes.

The Erickson family gratefully acknowledges your attendance and the many kind expressions of sympathy during our time of loss, and invites you to join us at the Shorewood Pub in Detroit Lakes at 4 p.m. following Steve's service.

Count on a good time and very lively ambiance as we celebrate Steve's life. We all know Steve would have wanted it that way.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for his daughters.

David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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