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Alvin Erickson

April 12, 1941-June 13, 2006

Alvin A. "Bud" Erickson, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, June 15, 2006 at St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes.

Alvin Albert Erickson was born to Albert and Mamie (Habedank) Erickson on Aug. 21, 1918, in Lake Park. He grew up in the Lake Park area. In October 1941, he enlisted in the U.S Navy.

"Bud" served in the Pacific Theatre until being honorably discharged in October 1945. After the war, he attended trade schools, and was licensed as an electrician and plumber. In the late 1950s he opened his own business, Erickson Appliance and Service. Bud operated his business until retiring in 1996. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving Bud are his brother, Stanley (Eleanor) Erickson of Minneapolis; brother-in-law, Harry Bickel of Detroit Lakes; five nieces and one nephew. Preceding him in death were his parents, Albet and Mamie Erickson; brother, Donald Erickson; and sister, Donna Bickel.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 19, at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

West-Kjos Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.