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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • OBIT: Jeanette Ericksrud

  • Jeanette Ericksrud, 88, of Lakota, ND, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, ND.


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  • Jeanette Ericksrud, 88, of Lakota, ND, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, ND.
    Jeanette’s funeral service will be held at Lakota Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Becky Horn. The organist will be Karen Fowler. Interment will be in the Lakota Cemetery.
    The casketbearers will be Stan Orness, Marty Schmidt, Mark Erickson, Darin Solberg, Jason Erickson, Chris Kautz and Dean Schmidt. An Honor Guard will be accorded by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Rundell-Holicky American Legion Post #21 of Lakota. Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
    Jeanette Johnson was born November 21, 1923 on the family farm in Clara Township of Nelson County, ND, the daughter of John and Karensa (Bjorndahlen) Johnson. She attended the Cleveland School and Brocket High School, graduating in 1941. She worked at various cafés in the area and then the ASC office in Lakota. Jeanette married Carl Ericksrud on September 7, 1945 at Lakota. Jeanette was a farm wife. She worked hand in hand with Carl on the farm. She loved to cook, bake, garden, and do needlework. She was a member of Lakota Lutheran Church and WELCA, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Cleveland Homemakers, the Willing Workers, Lakota Senior Citizens, the quilting group at church. Carl died May 12, 1991. Jeanette moved to town that year and continued living in her own home until moving to Prairie Rose, where she had many friends.
    Jeanette will be missed by her three daughters, Sharon (Stan) Orness of Devils Lake, Carol (Marty) Schmidt of Wahpeton, ND, and Connie (Mark) Erickson of Center, ND; grandchildren, DeAnn Schmidt, Dean (Stacy) Schmidt, Darin (Becki) Solberg, Kristi Solberg, Jason (Amanda) Erickson, and Heather (Chris) Kautz; great-grandchildren, Dalton, Derrick, and Tarell Schmidt, Alex and Jaylin Solberg, Kendon and Kylar Erickson, and Caden Kautz; sister-in-law, Blanche Ericksrud, Devils Lake, ND; and several nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; two grandsons, Jay and Tim Schmidt; three brothers, Marvin, Lief, and Harold; three sisters, Evelyn Sandbakken, Mable Bakken, and Esther Tufte; and a son-in-law, Robert Schmidt.
    Aaker Funeral Home, Lakota, is in charge of arrangements.
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