(May 7, 2001)
The father of a Powell man died May 7 in Thief River Falls, Minn.
Arthur C. Erickson Jr., 63, died at the Dakota Clinic. He will be missed by family and friends.
He was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Latona Township of Walsh County, N.D., son of Arthur E. and Ingeborg (Sjoberg) Erickson. He grew up and attended school there and the University of North Dakota Lake Region in Devils Lake, N.D.
He married Mary Ann Nottestad on June 25, 1961, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church. The couple farmed near Adams and Park River in North Dakota until 1998. At the time of his death, Arthur was working for Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, Minn.
He was a member of Victory Free Lutheran Church of Park River. He served on the church council and as a trustee at the Mountain Lutheran Church of Adams for many years. He loved traveling to Wyoming to enjoy his grandchildren, to view wildlife and the scenery of the mountains and to visit with new people.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann, of Adams, N.D.; daughter Terri Machart and husband Louis of Park River, N.D.; son David Erickson and wife Tricia of Powell; grandchildren Bethany Sundvor, Jesse Erickson, Jared, Brook and Kenneth Cole Good; his mother, Ingeborg Erickson, now 101 years old, of Park River, N.D.; sisters Marion Westling and husband Roy of Henderson, Minn., Pearl Bennington and husband Lee and Ruth Ramsey and husband Bud, both of Park River, N.D., and Betty Pich and husband William of Rushford, Minn.; and his brother Arlen.
He was preceded in death by his father.