Obit: Erickson, Bertha (1916 - 1999)

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Surnames: Erickson, Werner, Dahms, Krueger, LaBarbera, White, Lott, Witt

----Sources: The Journal (New Ulm, Brown County, Minn.) Tuesday, July 20, 1999

Erickson, Bertha (14 May 1916 - 19 July 1999)

Bertha Erickson, 83, of Redwood Falls, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at home.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pipestone, with burial in New Woodlawn Cemetery, Pipestone.

Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Thursday at Nelson Funeral Home, Redwood Falls, and will continue Friday one hour prior to services at the church.

She is survived by her children, Harry and wife Milly of Minneapolis, Darrell of Brookings, S.D., Evelyn Erickson, Gail Werner, and Denise Dahms and husband Lenny, all of Redwood Falls; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Almeda Krueger of Wessington Springs, S.D., Joyce LaBarbera of Chicago, Ill. and Marilyn White and husband George of Broadview, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, son Norman in 1997, one brother and four sisters.

She was born May 14, 1916 in Abbotsford, Wis., to Herman and Almeda (Lott) Witt. She resided with her family in Abbotsford during her childhood. They later moved to Letcher, S.D. and then to Woonsocket, S.D. She attended schools in Woonsocket, graduating in 1934. She married Harry A. Erickson on April 3, 1938 in Woonsocket. After their marriage they worked on a farm in the Pipestone area. In 1945, they moved to Vallejo, Calif. and moved back to Woonsocket in 1953. In 1956 they moved to Pipestone. Harry died Sept. 9, 1964.

She was a clerk at Ben Franklin in Pipestone for 13 years, retiring in 1976. She resided in Pipestone until 1993 when she moved to Redwood Falls. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone. She was a member of Walther League during high school and an active member of WGA until she moved to Redwood Falls in 1993. She attended Adult Day Services in Redwood Falls from 1997-1999.



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