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Dennis Charles Erickson

February 10, 1939 — October 23, 2023

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Dennis C. Erickson, 84 of rural Lankin, North Dakota died Monday, October 23, 2023, at Valley Senior Living, Grand Forks, North Dakota.  

Dennis was born on February 10, 1939, the son of Charles and Mabel (Bundy) Erickson in Grafton, North Dakota. He was raised on the family farm in rural Lankin, North Dakota. Dennis attended country school in the Cleveland Township and graduated from Walsh County Ag School in 1957. He served in the North Dakota National Guard. Upon his return after his father's passing, Dennis took over the family farm in 1960. He was united in marriage to LuRae “Dolly” Coulthart on June 26, 1960, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in rural St. Thomas, North Dakota. They raised their family on the farm. Dennis farmed for many years and continued to help his son, James, farm after his retirement from full-time farming.

Dennis was an avid hunter and fisherman with a love for nature, animals, and polka. He cherished the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Dolly Erickson; daughters, Cindy (Lauren) Linstad and Bonnie Trontvet (Steve Huber); son, James Erickson; eight grandchildren, Carissa (Jimmy) Guler, Taylor Trontvet, Noelle (Jedidiah) Schlung, Callie (Starner) Vechery, Ashley (Peter) Nelson, Olivia (Dustin) Carl, Sydney Erickson, and Cameron Linstad; nine great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, son, Lynn, brothers, Richard Erickson and Robert Gregg and sister, Joanne Waldie.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2023, at Dahlen Lutheran Church, Dahlen, ND. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2023, at Dahlen Lutheran Church, Dahlen, ND. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be given to Quale Lutheran Church or Quale Cemetery, Fordville, ND.

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