Geraldyn “Jerry” Fay Erickson
Geraldyn “Jerry” Fay Erickson, age 92, of Sartell, formerly of Sacred Heart, died Monday, May 8, 2023, at the Country Manor Villa Apartments in Sartell. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart. The Rev. Michelle Kleene will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Sacred Heart. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. and will continue on Wednesday one hour prior to the services all at the church in Sacred Heart. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.
Geraldyn “Jerry” Fay Erickson was born on February 26, 1931, in St. Paul, Minnesota to Sherman Cody and Nellie (Littlefield) Morgan. She grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Humboldt High School. After high school, she continued her education at Macalester College and then later at Southwest State College where she received her BS degree. She later earned her Master’s Degree at St. Thomas College. She taught school in Gilbert, Duluth, Sacred Heart, BDRSH, and RCW. Jerry loved spending summers at the family cabin on Eagles Nest Lake near Ely, MN and winters in Arizona. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart, and was active with several organizations both in the Sacred Heart and the Ely areas. Coffee, cookies, and conversation were always available when visiting Jerry. Many will remember her annual St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans. Jerry was united in marriage to Donald Andrew Erickson on July 10, 1954, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Survivors include her children: Mark (and LaVonne), Bonnie (and John) Pottratz, Nancy (and Tom) Froehling, Gail, and David, her grandchildren: Kevin, Peter, Hannah, Adam, Elizabeth, Diane, Kristen, Andrew, Philip, Megan, Aaron, Jaime, and Samuel; 9 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Jeanne Haskell, and her husband Donald.