Erick “Rusty” Erickson, 83, passed away on October 3, 2019 after a short illness in Fort Pierce, FL. He was born February 6, 1936 in Drayton N.D. to Erick and Effie Erickson and was raised in Duluth. Erick graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1954, and from Dunwoody institute in 1956. He then entered the U.S. Army in 1958 serving in Korea until July 1960. Rusty then opened his service station on Miller Trunk Highway which he operated for many years. He was very involved in his church, Trinity Lutheran Church in Duluth, and Advent Lutheran Church in Maple Grove. Rusty and his wife volunteered for many groups such as the Epilepsy League and were foster parents for many years. God and family were an important part of his life.
He was preceded in death by parents Erick and Effie Erickson and wife Inez.
He is survived by his 3 stepdaughters Pam French, Julie (Dick) Roberts, and Heidi (Mark) Gemlo, 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and many cousins.
Visitation will be held on Saturday Oct.12,2019 from 1:00PM until the 2:00PM Funeral Service in the Parkhill Cemetery Chapel. 2500 Vermillion RD. Duluth, MN 55803. In leu of flowers memorials are preferred to The Sons of Norway 21 N. Lake Ave., Duluth, MN 55802 or to the American Cancer Society, 2500 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Arrangement by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. 2nd St.