Isora (Iverson) Erickson


(June 27, 2008)

Isora (Iverson) Erickson, died Friday, June 27, in her home in Prior Lake, Minn., from complications of Alzheimer's. She was 86.

Throughout her entire life, Isora was consumed by music: opera, sacred, secular and international folk songs; the past 20 years she was director of the Pillsury-Waite Cultural Arts Center. She also served as coordinator of the Plymouth Monday Night Program at Nicollet Bethlehem Community Centers. While in semi-retirement in Mesa, Ariz., she studied Spanish and worked with the Laubach Association teaching English to Spanish-speaking people in that area.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roger Iverson, and a brother, Kenneth Garwick.

She is survived by her husband, Walter, daughters Marlene (Tom) Frankson of Austin, Minn., Lanette (Ray) Fetzer of Powell, and son, Roger Iverson of Laramie, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, seven stepchildren and their families, siblings Henry (Dot) Garwick, Mary Ida (Duane) Bay of Palo Alto., Calif., John (Ginger) Garwick of Manhattan, Kans., and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Lake Luthern Church in Prior Lake. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.