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Erickson, Sam Gilbert 1867-1928


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 9/26/2009 at 14:37:45

Sam Gilbert Erickson
This community was greatly saddened when the message reached here last Monday that Sam Erickson, who about ten days prior had gone west to visit friends and relatives in Canton, So. Dakota, and at Inwood, Iowa, also to consult a doctor there, had passed away at the home of Louie Anderson, at Canton, following a stroke that he suffered on Sunday afternoon. Here at the home of these old time friends everything was done that could be done, but death came quietly on Monday, May 28. The body was brought to Postville Tuesday night, and from there taken to the farm home four miles east of Clermont.

Mr. Erickson was born in Marion township, Clayton county, February 12, 1867, being thus at the time of his death, sixty-one years, three months and fifteen days old. On June 24, 1890, he was united in marriage to Caroline Nelson, who survives him. To them was born 10 children, one dying in infancy. There remains to mourn the departure of a kind and solicitous father, the nine children, Mrs. Bertine Buraas, Postville; Albert, of Erskine, Minn.; Mrs. Clara Aanes of Postville; Mrs. Stella Loftsgard, of Gunder; Myrtle of Cedar Rapids; and Selmer, Elmer, Gladys and Florence, at home, also seven grandchildren, and three brothers, namely, Louis of Lavina, Mont., Henry of Clermont, and Ben of Postville, besides a large number of other relatives and a host of friends both here and in the many other places where he was known.

With the exception of two years, spent at Inwood, Sam Erickson has lived his entire life in this community. In every enterprise that could in any way serve his community, Mr. Erickson has ever been a leading spirit, and as such he will be greatly missed by the entire community. The funeral services were held from the home and the Clermont church on Thursday afternoon, with interment in the cemetery beside the Marion church at Gunder, Rev. G. Gunsten officiating and assisted by Rev. Fink of Postville. The large number gathered at the funeral from the surrounding community bore ample evidence of the place that deceased held in this, his home community that he had served so long and so faithfully. Blessed be his memory.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the many neighbors and friends for their kindly expressions of sympathy in our bereavement, the loss of our beloved husband and father, Sam G. Erickson. Also we wish to thank Rev. Gunsten and Rev. Fink for the comforting words and the Misses Berg, Ness and Nelson and Clifford Kittleson for the splendid songs and those who expressed their sympathy in beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Caroline Erickson & Family.

~Clermont Enterprise, June 7, 1928


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