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James "Jim" Arlyn Erickson

James "Jim" Arlyn Erickson

James "Jim" Arlyn Erickson, 79, Hebron, passed away on August 7, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 PM at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 PM at the ND Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.

Jim was born on November 17, 1934 in Folden, MN, to Roy and Emma (Ellingson) Erickson. He grew up in rural Vining, MN, and attended grade school in Vining and high school in Henning, MN, where he graduated in 1952.

Jim served in the US Army from January 4, 1955 December 18, 1956, at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and was stationed in Alaska on ski patrol during the Korean War.

He married Josephine Buerskin on July 31, 1958 in Urbank, MN, and they lived in Fergus Falls until moving to Hebron in 1963. Jim worked for Superior Construction building Interstate 94 and worked for Woroniecki Brothers from 1967 present.

He was a member of Lions Club, American Legion, Saddle Club, and Snowmobile Club. James enjoyed farming, ranching, and hunting. His pride and joy was his family and grandkids.

Jim will be missed by his wife of 56 years, Josephine "Jo" of Hebron; his children, Jerel (Dori) of Hebron, Jeff (Doreen) of Dickinson, Jackie (Kelly) of Hebron, June (Craig) of Hebron, Jason (RaeAnn) of Hebron, and Jamie (Melinda) of Bismarck; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Roy, Jr. (Margery) of Quinlan, TX, and Dale (Rhoda) of Monticello, MN; his sister, Lavay (Hubert) Wisness of Elk River, MN; and his sister-in-law, Vicki Erickson of Greenville, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Emma; his brothers, Darwin and Gary; and his sisters, Doris, Mary Jane, and Elaine.

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