Obit: Erickson, Glenn A. (1930 - 1968)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Erickson, Stanton, Kolstad, Hanson, Olufson, Eastman, Schroeder, Donahue, Kelegseth, Nichols, Hines, Janis, Larson, Schwoch, Marty, Miller, Crothers, Brekke, Vornholt, Lewis, Galstad, Evans, Serderer, Arnold, Burtness

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/07/1968

Erickson, Glenn A. (8 March 1930 - 6 November 1968)

Glenn A. Erickson, 38, of the J. D. Stanton Livestock dealership in Neillsville, was killed in a truck crash on Interstate 90, about one-half miles east of highway 164 in Waukesha County early Wednesday morning.

Sgt. Ernest Evans of the Waukesha County Sheriff’s department told The Clark County Press that the department was notified of the accident at 5:40 a.m. He said Erickson was pronounced dead on arrival at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

Three head of livestock also were killed.

According to the sheriff’s office report, a cattle truck driven by Erickson and headed for Milwaukee collided with the rear of another cattle truck. Erickson was pinned in the cab.

The truck ahead was driven by Joseph J. Serderer, 41, of Mandan, N. D. Both were headed eastward on I-94. The Serderer truck had developed trouble and the driver was pulling it off the highway and onto the shoulder, according to Sgt. Evans.

Both trucks were badly damaged that they had to be towed away. The livestock from both trucks was loaded onto other cattle trucks called to the scene, and were taken on to market.

E. A. Georgas of Georgas Funeral home in Neillsville was called to Waukesha Wednesday morning to return the body. Early Wednesday afternoon, Sgt. Evans reported, the body had been released by authorities there.

Erickson had been driving for and handling the trucking of the J. D. Stanton livestock dealership since the death of his father-in-law. His wife is the former, Donna Stanton. They have a son, Jay who is eight years of age.

Funeral arrangements are to be made by the Georgas Funeral Home.

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/14/1968

Funeral services were held Friday from the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville for Glenn A. Erickson, 38, of Neillsville, who died November 6 in a truck accident near Waukesha. The Rev. E. G. Burtness officiated. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mr. Erickson was born March 8, 1930, in Minnesota, where he attended school. At the age of 17 he entered into service in World War II, serving in the Korean War and in Japan. After receiving his discharge from Military service he worked for A. G. Arnold Co. of Eau Claire and did work on the Neillsville High School and Memorial Hospital. He later worked for his father-in-law, J. D. Stanton, and following Mr. Stanton’s death in 1966 he operated the Stanton business on the outskirts of Neillsville.

He was married July 19, 1956, in Granton to Donna Stanton.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Jay Dean, eight; six sisters, Mrs. Rodney (Sylvia) Kolstad of Des Moines, Ia., Mrs. Gertrude Hanson of South Carolina, Mrs. Mervin (Adella) Olufson of Caledonia, Mrs. Willard (Evelyn) Eastman of McIntyre, Ia., Mrs. James (Charlotte) Schroeder of King Salmon, Alaska, and Mrs. Esther Donahue of Austin, Minn.; by his mother, Mrs. Anna Kelegseth of Austin, Minn.; and a brother, Ernest, of Portland, Ore.

He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were: Robert Marty, Harley Miller, George Crothers, Dr. E. H. Brekke, Fred Vornholt and Darol Lewis. Wilfred Galstad, accompanied by Mrs. E. G. Burtness, sang, “In Heaven Above” and “Abide with me”.

People from out of town here for the service included: Mrs. James Schroeder of King Salmon, Alaska; Mr. and Mrs. Alan Nichols of Madison; Joyce Hines of Pelican, La.; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Kolstad, Jeff and Kim of Des Moines, Ia.; Gertrude Hanson of Charleston, S. C.; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Eastman and Kelly Eastman of McIntyre, Ia.; Mrs. Anna J. Erickson and LaVerne Janis of Austin, Minn.; Ernest J. Erickson of Cloverdale, Ore.; Mervin Olufson, Jr., of St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Larson of Iowa City, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. John Schwoch of Augusta.



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