Viking - Emma Erickson, 82, of Viking, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Funeral services were held on Friday, May 30 at Zion Lutheran Church in Viking. Interment was held at Viking Cemetery, Viking.
Emma Adelaide Bennett was born on April 15, 1932 near Plummer, the daughter of Frank and Sadie (Harper) Bennett. She was raised in rural Warren, and graduated from Warren High School in 1950. On March 16, 1951, she was united in marriage to George Erickson in Viking. They made their home in rural Viking where she was a farm wife, and mother.
She was a long-time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Viking where she was baptized, confirmed and married. Emma was very active in the Zion Ladies Aid.
Emma loved spending time at the lake home in Detroit Lakes and attending the Minnesota State Fair. She was an accomplished seamstress who enjoyed music, dancing and researching family history. Emma also enjoyed outdoor activities including, mowing lawn, planting trees, and assisting with farm work.
Left to mourn her passing are her husband, George; five children, Kathy (Wayne) Liden of Thief River Falls, Russell (Nancy) Erickson of Grand Forks, N.D., Rick (Sally) Erickson of Thief River Falls, Joel (Rhonda) Erickson of Bismarck, N.D., and Jeffrey (Becky) Erickson of Mandan, N.D.; 10 grandchildren, Kelly (Liden) Jordet, Ben Erickson, Patrick Erickson, Kate Liden, Trudy (Erickson) Veselka, Kelsey Erickson, Hollie Erickson, Clay Erickson, Brianna Erickson and Adelaide Erickson; six great-grandchildren, Emma Jordet, Lucas Erickson, Isaac Erickson, Nora Veselka, Owen Liden Lill and William Erickson; brother and sister-in-law, Clifford and Marilyn Bennett of Warren, sister-in-law Cleo Bennett of Winston Salem, N.C., and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, George L. Bennett, Kenneth Bennett and Frank Bennett.
Arrangements were with DuBore Funeral Home of Warren. An online register book can be found online at www.duborefunerael
home.com. All undesignated memorials will go to Alzheimer's research.