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Stephen Emory Erickson

Stephen Emory Erickson

Stephen Erickson, 73

Former Detroit Lakes resident Stephen Emory Erickson, 73, died October 23, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the time of his death Steve was Executive Director for the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce serving four cities within the metropolitan area.

Mr. Erickson was born September 26, 1945 in Fargo, to George and Ida Mae Erickson. Steve was a superb writer, marketer and business generator who supported both business and family with uncurbed devotion and enthusiasm.

Steve is a graduate of Brown Institute of Broadcasting and Electronics in Minneapolis. He earned a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Springfield, IL and completed advanced studies in Product Development and Implementation from the University of Chicago.

He is survived by his brother, Craig Erickson; a son, Barton; two daughters, Christine and Elizabeth; and five grandchildren, Travis, Benjamin, Nicholas, Brooke and Olivia. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Stephanie Erickson Newkirk and his parents, George and Ida Mae Erickson.

In honor and memory of Steve, A Celebration of Life is scheduled for January 19, 2019 in the Chicago area. For condolences and details, please contact L. Erickson at (630-638-7176). In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Christ Lutheran Church of Clarendon Hills to be distributed to local charities.