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Guy Leonard Erickson died peacefully at Laurels Peak Rehabilitation Center, Mankato, MN, Wednesday May 31, 2017. He was born July 19, 1919 in Mankato, MN, the son of Delbert Erven Erickson and Laura (Nerbovig) Erickson. He attained the age of 97 years, 10 months and 11 days.
Service 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, Crossview Covenant Church, 2000 Howard Drive W., North Mankato, MN. Visitation 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday June 7, 2017, Northview - North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, MN and one hour before the service at church, Thursday. Burial Woodland Hills Memorial Park, Mankato MN.
Guy grew up in Mankato. He enlisted in the Army in 1941. He achieved the rank of Sergeant. He married Nettie Ratzlaff, Mountain Lake, MN, on May 4, 1942 in Kahoka, MO. They celebrated 72 years, nine months and nine days of marriage.
Preceded in death by his wife, Nettie, four brothers, Archie, Arvid, Arnold, Alton, and two sisters, Gladys and Evelyn. Survived by his son, Gary G. (Leslie) Erickson, Sunburg, MN; daughter Leilani K. (Joseph) Barnes, Alexandria, MN; and daughter Terry Lynn (Larry) Sparks, Lake Crystal, MN, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
Published on June 4, 2017
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