Funeral services for Ardella H. Erickson, 83, of Rochester, Minnesota will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, May 18th , 2011 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ardella Helen Marohn was born on July 9, 1927 in Albion Township near Monticello, Minnesota to Arthur and Elsa (Beier) Marohn. She died on May 14, 2011 at the Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth.
Ardella graduated from Monticello High School. She worked for Northwestern Bell from 1946 to 1956. She worked in Monticello and St. Cloud as a operator and in customer service in Minneapolis. She later worked for Pacific Telephone in San Jose, California from 1956 to 1960. On September 22, 1956, she married Harold Erickson in San Jose, California and the couple moved to Rochester, Minnesota in 1965. She also worked at Myron's Hallmark and Montgomery Wards at Apache Mall in Rochester. Ardella's life was filled with many activities and joy. They include traveling, knitting, reading and baking. Her greatest joy in life was her husband, sons and family. She will truly be missed by all who loved her.
Survivors include her husband, Harold of Rochester, Minnesota; two sons, Richard (Karen) Erickson of Burnsville, Minnesota and Michael (Gina) Erickson of Bloomington, Minnesota; three grandchildren, Adam, Nicole and Katie; one great granddaughter, Shannon; and one sister, Adeline (Arnold) Neutz of Maple Lake, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Victor, two sisters, Sarah and Dorothy and one granddaughter, Amy.
Memorials can be directed to the donor's choice.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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