Industry News - March 2022

Industry News - March 2022

Erick Erickson passes away

Erick Leroy Erickson passed away peacefully on Nov. 11. Born in Libby, Montana, on Feb. 16, 1925, to Erick Erickson and Sadie (Stearns) Erickson, the family moved to the Seattle area in the 1930s to find work. Erickson joined the merchant marines, and after war was declared in 1941, he signed on with the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-3) at the age of 17. His experiences in the Pacific shaped his life.

After the war, he met and married Dorothy Terpstra in Monroe, Washington, in 1947. They had a son, Erick, and two daughters, Marilyn and Mary.

Erickson worked as a correctional officer at the Monroe Penitentiary in Washington and in commercial fishing in Alaska. The talented metal worker and carpenter ended up as a dairy farmer in the Monroe area, then moved to Lakewood, Washington. In 1976 he moved the dairy herd outside of George, Washington, to a new facility that he designed and built with his son. He also began selling pumps and tanks, which was the beginning of Erickson Tank & Pump.

Erick retired in 1987 to travel with Dorothy. After Dorothy’s death in 1998, Erick married Ida Todd and moved to Quincy, Washington. His last several years were spent in Wenatchee, Washington.

Erick is survived by his wife, Ida, son Erick (Jennifer) Erickson of Quincy, daughters Marilyn (Ron) Sallee of Tulalip, Washington and Mary Bratton of Billings, Montana, and eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. 


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