Mark Erickson, 1952-2014

Published 9:46 am Monday, September 29, 2014

Mark Stephen Erickson, 62, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Park View Care Center in Wells. Mark was born June 18, 1952, to Gene and Bonnie (Heynen) Erickson at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato.

Mark Erickson

Mark Erickson

Mark attended Albert Lea High School and was a member of the swim team, graduating in 1970. He worked as a detailed draftsman for many years, graduating first in his class. He received a Master of Business Administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with honors cum laude. He taught business principles as an adjunct faculty member at Minnesota State University. He went on to teach at Austin Community College in Austin.

Mark eventually retired to his family home in Madison Lake. He enjoyed spending time at the family farm in Balaton and at the family cabin on Lost Moose Lake. It is well known, Mark always caught the biggest fish!

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He is survived by his brother, Brian (Edie) Erickson, and their two children, Seth and Emma, of Lakeville; and sister-in-law, Kay Buck (wife of Michael) and their son, Nathan Erickson, of La Crosse, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bonnie and Gene Erickson and brother, Michael Erickson, in 2002.

Memorial services will be at All Saints Catholic Church in Madison Lake. Burial is planned for Oct. 25 at Calvary Cemetery in Madison Lake with a graveside service.  Mark was a good friend to many and will be dearly missed.