Lorene Audrey Erickson, age 90, of Dassel, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the Augustana Lakeside Apartment in Dassel.
Lorene Audrey (Hanson) Erickson, the daughter of Edwin and Alma (Herigstad) Hanson, was born Jan. 14, 1930, in Ferndale, WA. Lorene grew up in the Ferndale area, where she attended school and graduated from Ferndale High School.
Lorene was baptized and later confirmed in the Christian faith. She was a former member of the Swan Lake Lutheran Church, and presently a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel. She had been an active member of the Ladies Aid, and the sewing and quilting groups.
Lorene was united in marriage to Douglas Erickson, Aug. 22, 1958, in Ferndale. Together, they resided in several places from 1958, until they settled in Kingston, in July 1969. Lorene and Douglas made their home on a farm near Kingston for several years.
Lorene moved to a townhome in Dassel after the death of her husband, Douglas. Lorene made her home at her townhome for 20 years, before making the decision to move to the Lakeside Apartments in fall 2019.
Lorene was a wonderful cook, and baked many loaves of bread and other goodies. For holidays and special events, it was Lorene’s job to bring the buns and potato salad.
She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with her whole heart. She enjoyed watching every one of them grow, and she loved to listen to all her grandchildren play the piano.
Lorene enjoyed watching the Wheel of Fortune, making puzzles, playing games, and doing word searches.
She will be missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Sheryl (Mike) Wuollet of Cokato, Melody (Jeff) Dyrud of Thief River Falls, Douglas (Susan) Erickson of Farmington, Rochelle (Dave) Brummond of Dassel, Janel Erickson (special friend, Doug Brown) of Watertown; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and one baby on the way; siblings, Edna Kyllingmark of Ferndale, Arlene Lunde of Ferndale, Les (Anna Marie) Hanson of Ferndale, Rosalie (Clary) Jensen of Custer, WA, Don Hanson of Ferndale; sister-in-law, Elaine Hanson of Ferndale; brother-in-law, Donald (Mary Lou) Erickson of St. Peter; sister-in-law, Maxine Peterson of Maple Grove; brother-in-law, Lloyd Johnson of South Haven; and her special dear best friend, Doris Bollman. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas, Jan. 1, 1995; her parents, Edwin and Alma Hanson; and brother, Ervin Hanson.
A private family funeral service took place Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at Ostmark Lutheran Church, rural Watkins, MN. The service was streamed by the Ostmark Lutheran Church.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel was in charge of the funeral arrangements.