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Obituary: Teddy Borg Erickson

Teddy B. Erickson, 74, of Wrenshall passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born Oct. 25, 1948, in Cloquet, the son of Arnold and Esther (Borg) Erickson. Teddy graduated from Wrenshall High School and served in the U.S. Army. He worked most of his life with Laborers Union Local 1091 and was a developer of much of his property in Wrenshall.

Teddy was a member of Dalles Masonic Lodge #181, the AAD Shrine Temple, and the Viking Shrine Club. He also had served as commander of the DAV and was a member of the Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979, the Cooties and Trench Rats.

Teddy was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 37 years, Linda; sisters Caroline Erickson and Germaine; brothers-in-law Dennis, David, Raymond and Wesley VanGuilder. He is survived by his sons, Christopher (Desiree VanderPoel) Erickson, Neil (Theresa) Erickson and Michael Erickson; grandchildren, Mason, Gabe, Madison and Colton; sisters Evelyn Wills, Merlyn (Mark) Engelhardt and Maddy (Bill) Lewis; brothers-in-law Donnie (Gail) VanGuilder, Rodney VanGuilder, Tom (Ruby) VanGuilder and Chuck VanGuilder; sisters-in-law, Gayle VanGuilder, Shirley VanGuilder, Anna Mae Varnes, Lucy VanGuilder and Tammy (Ray) Woodall; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. with a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Nelson Funeral care. A Celebration of Life with a luncheon will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, also at Nelson Funeral Care. Military Honors will be presented at 1 p.m. by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard.

Pine Knot News, Jan. 6, 2023