Isora Erickson

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Isora (Iverson) Erickson, 86
Isora Erickson, 86, passed away on June 27, 2008 in her home from complications of Alzheimer’s.
Though her entire life was consumed by music: opera, sacred, secular and international folk songs, the past 20 years of Isora’s productive life was as the director of the Pillsbury-Waite Cultural Arts Center. She also served as coordinator of the Plymouth Monday Night Program at Nicollet Bethlehem Community Centers. While in semi-retirement in Mesa, Ariz., she studied Spanish and worked with the Laubach Association teaching English to Spanish-speaking people in that area. Thirteen years ago she was married to Walter R. Erickson of Arlington, Minn. Last summer they moved from Apple Valley to Prior Lake.
She is survived by her husband, Walter; daughters, Marlene (Tom Frankson), Austin, Lanette (Ray Fetzer), Powell, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven stepchildren and their families; siblings, Henry (Dot) Garwick, Mary Ida (Duane Bay), Palo Alto, Calif., John (Ginger) Garwick, Manhattan, Kan.; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roger Iverson and brother, Kenneth Garwick.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July, 26 at 2 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake. Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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