Obituary: Mary Carol (Suhonen) Erickson


March 18, 2022

Mary Carol (Suhonen) Erickson, 70, of Wright passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022, with family by her side. She was born Dec. 20, 1951, in Cloquet to Niilo and Vera (Bogenholm) Suhonen. Mary graduated from Cromwell-Wright High School and attended the Duluth Technical College. She married Sherman Erickson in 1978 in Wright. Mary worked as a licensed practical nurse at various hospitals and clinics for 50 years, and received a nurse of the year award.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles and was the best storyteller ever.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Sherman Erickson, and her parents. She is survived by her siblings, Douglas (Bonnie) Suhonen of Wright, Joyce Suhonen of Stafford, Texas, Peggy Dahl of Cloquet, Roger (Kim) Suhonen of Cromwell, Sharon (Jim) Lisson of Cloquet, Robert (Ulla) Suhonen of Stockerau, Austria, Cindy (John) Woodward of Woodbury, and Jeff (Theresa) Suhonen of Wright; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Cromwell-Wright Evangelical Free Church in Wright. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. To sign the guestbook and leave an online tribute see

Pine Knot News, March 18, 2022


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