Durwood Erickson, of Thief River Falls, MN, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at his residence, at the age of 80.
A Visitation will take place from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN.
Durwood Owen Erickson was born on July 11, 1940 in Clearbrook, MN, the son of Theodore and Pearl (Hanson) Erickson. He attended school in Clearbrook.
On November 21, 1959 Durwood was married to Shirley Kruckenberg at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Lake Zurich, IL. For several years they lived in Illinois until they moved back to Minnesota in 1966, eventually making their home in St. Hilaire. In 1988 Durwood and Shirley moved to Tennessee where they spent the next 19 years before coming back to Minnesota in 2016.
From the time he was 14 Durwood drove truck for his dad and eventually owned his own driving company. He continued driving for other companies until retirement.
Durwood enjoyed golfing, bowling, watching football, Nascar, and spending time with his family – especially his grandkids and great-grandkids.
Durwood is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Debra Fields and Michael (Vicky) Erickson; grandchildren, Kevin Lerol, Nathan (Carmen) Lerol, Shawn (Kyri) Lerol, Angie (Arron) LaGreca, Melissa (Daniel) Vaughn, Aaron (Kailey) Erickson, Zack Erickson, and Brandon Erickson; great-grandchildren, Landen, Riley, Owen, Avery, Mason, Brooklyn, Carson, AJ, Alex, Asher, Olivia, Xyla, Leonidas; sister, Joann (William) Hallan; brother, Darris (Paulette) Erickson; several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Durwood Owen William “Dukie” Erickson; his mother and father, Pearl and Ted Erickson; siblings, Marilyn Lindom, Duane Erickson, Douglas Erickson, Cheryl Pliska, and Shirley Kick.
Durwood Erickson July 11, 1940 – November 26, 2020