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Obituary: Daniel Phillip Erickson

Daniel Phillip Erickson, 86, of Cloquet passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024, at home. He was born Jan. 12, 1938, in Cloquet to Toivo and Hannah Erickson. Dan was raised in Cloquet and graduated from Cloquet High School in 1956. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Olson, on June 7, 1958, in Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Dan was a proud father of five children. He worked as a millwright at Potlatch. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, working on and driving his classic cars, traveling, and relaxing at the cabin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; son Randy; his parents; brother, Melvin Erickson; sisters Genevieve Roehl and Alice Hudson. Dan is survived by his daughter, LeAnne Erickson (Ray Thom), Rochester; three sons, Shawn Erickson, Cloquet, Ross Erickson (Lisa Foster), Cloquet, and Kyle Erickson, Roseville; two sisters, Joanne Anderson, Cloquet, and Bonnie Erickson, Seattle; and sisters-in-law, Carol Olson, Cloquet and Shirley (Bernie) Matlock, Cohasset.

Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.