Ellen Erickson, 91, of Warren, MN, passed away on Thursday evening, March 26, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center with her family by her side.
Ellen Ingalls was born on August 20, 1923 in Spruce Valley Township, Marshall County, MN (Middle River), the daughter of Ethel Leroy and Anna Jutilda Josephina (Magnuson) Ingalls. She was raised in Spruce Valley Township and she attended school at Monroe School. On January 1, 1949, she was united in marriage to Eli Erickson at the Roseau Lutheran Church parsonage. They made their home in Holt, MN and Warren. Eli passed away on June 14, 1971. Ellen proudly worked at the Good Samaritan Center for 35 years and made many friends who took care of her in her last days.
She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Warren, MN.
Ellen was a great cook and homemaker. She was a very caring person who was devoted to caring for others. Ellen enjoyed reading the newspaper with her morning coffee and toast, making rhubarb jam and banana bread, shopping, going to garage sales and spending time with her grandchildren.
Left to mourn her passing are three children, Eltune Erickson of Minneapolis, MN, Ellette (Jerry) Kostrzewski of Thief River Falls, MN and Ethel Erickson (special friend, Donna Peterson) of Warren, MN; two sisters, Gladys Blakstvedt of Maple Grove, MN and Cora Ravndalen of Roosevelt, MN; three grandchildren, Stacie (Collin) Mooney, Bradley (Jason Grinnen) and Jessica (Corey) Hodne; three great-grandchildren, Kyle and Ciera Mooney and Paige Hodne; great-great-grandchild, Nevaeh Johnson and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Elvis Erickson; twin grandsons, Jason and Jerald Kostrzrewski; brothers, William, Arsa and Clarence and sisters, Mabel, Edith, Betty and three sisters in infancy.
I lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in memory of Ellen.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 AM on Monday, March 30, 2015 at First Lutheran Church in Middle River, MN
VISITATION: After 4:00 PM with a 6:00 PM prayer service on Sunday at DuBore Funeral Home in Warren, MN and one hour before services at the church on Monday.
INTERMENT: Woodman Cemetery, Middle River, MN