Roy Erickson

T/Sgt. Roy W Erickson was assigned to the 459th BG 758th Squadron. He was from Chisholm MN
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Engineer/Gunner.

Roy W. Erickson

Roy W. Erickson, 88, longtime Coleraine resident, died on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 in Home and Comfort, Coleraine.

Born Nov. 23, 1924 in Chisholm, he was the son of Arnold and Lucille (Clemens) Erickson. He was a 1942 graduate of the Chisholm High School and had been a resident of Coleraine since 1956. Roy and Maida Cowling were married on July 27, 1947 in South Gate, Calif. Roy was a U. S. Army Air Corps Veteran of WW II, had been a service technician for Northwestern Bell, retiring in 1982. Roy was a member of the Masonic Fraternity for over 55 years and had served as Master of the Canisteo Lodge of Coleraine in 1966. In Roy’s retirement years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing at Eagle Ridge, and spending winters at their home in Brownsville, Texas. Roy appreciated all the support from his friends and family with a special thanks to the staff at Home and Comfort.

His parents, Arnold and Lucille Erickson; a son, Randall Erickson; and two brothers, Harold and Edwin Erickson preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Maida; children, Joanne (Tom Caouette) Erickson of Blaine and Reed Erickson of Side Lake; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Delbert (Cleo) Erickson of Florida.

Roy W Erickson - 459th BG, Army Air Corps Library and Museum

Roy W Erickson

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