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Gerald (Jerry) Dennis Erickson


Gerald (Jerry), son of Carl Erick Erickson and Ruth Ericka Johanna (Isaacson) Erickson was born April 13, 1935 in Lamoure County, North Dakota.
Gerald passed away September 13, 2021 in Three Rivers, Texas. He attended school in Nortonville, ND and was a graduate of North Dakota State University (1958) with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering; as well as a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Fraternity. Jerry had 5 Sisters: Patricia, Natalie, Carla, Jacqueline, and Darlene.
Jerry was united in Holy Matrimony to Patricia Jean Rindahl on December 28, 1958. The union was blessed with 5 children (Brian, Steve, Michelle, Wade and Kristi), 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He also brought in Cousin Paul Isaacson to live and become part of the family.
Jerry worked for Boeing out of college until 1967, then joined Honeywell until his retirement in the early 1990s.
In 2005 moved to Sun City West, AZ and then in 2021 moved to Three Rivers, Texas after the passing of Patricia.
Jerry and Patricia will be remembered for their generosity, church life and believed strongly in higher education and supported their children through all their achievements. Jerry lived well, impacted many; and will be missed.