Donald A. Erickson
Erickson, Donald A. Age 59 of South Minneapolis. Other than a couple of years in Phoenix and a couple years in a Minneapolis suburb, Don lived in zip code 55407. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in BSA Troop 82. He graduated from Minneapolis South High School where he participated in football and theater events. He also attended Normandale Community College. Don loved music and had a beautiful voice. He knew more trivia about the rock music and musicians of the 70s, 80s, and 90s than anybody else we knew. He loved sports. He participated in sports both as a youth at Powderhorn Park and as an adult in various softball and golf activities. He loved time spent with family, whether at a holiday celebration or watching younger members perform in sporting events or musical events. It's only fitting that the last time some of us saw him was at a grandnephew's high school hockey game. Don was much more likely to offer help than to request it. He spent countless hours over the years as custodian at Epworth United Methodist Church doing much more than the typical cleaning. Don was preceded in death by his father Dorian, his mother Darlene, and a niece Heather. He is survived by his sister Judy (Michael) Ayers, and brother Dwain (Marlys) Erickson. He is also survived by four nieces and nine grandnieces and grandnephews. A Celebration of Life service will be held on March 27, 2023, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave So. Mpls. We will gather at 1:30 for a celebration at 2:00. Light refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Epworth United Methodist Church.
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