Karen M. Erickson, age 79, of Columbus, Georgia, formerly of Alexandria, passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021, at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, December 3, 2021, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria with Pastor Jesse Carson officiating. Private family interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service.
Karen Marie Erickson was born on March 15, 1942, to William and Eunice (Roquette) Graham in Alexandria, Minnesota. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1960. Karen was united in marriage to Henning “Junior” Erickson on July 1, 1961, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Following their marriage, she became a homemaker and raised their three children in Alexandria until moving to California in June of 1981. They lived in California and after 28 years, moved to be closer to their daughter, Jane in Columbus, Georgia. Karen was a member of the Reformation Lutheran Church in Columbus, and former member of Calvary Lutheran Church. During her free time, Karen enjoyed sewing, reading, crafting, and loving on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; Bette Laven, Harriet Williams and Patti Murphy; brother-in-law, Ralph Laven and sister-in-law, Vi Graham.
Karen is survived by her husband of 60 years, Henning “Junior” Erickson; son, Scott (Darlene) Erickson of Alexandria; two daughters, Joni Hoey of Denton, Texas and Jane (Lucio) Parra of Columbus, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Cassie (Brett) Johnson, Nicholas (Raquel) Parra, Tom (Alissa) Erickson, Amber Hoey, Amanda (Colin) Manskar, Hope (Levi) Thomas, and Rey (Taylor) Parra; and nine great-grandchildren, Oliver, Clark, Henry, Luci, Margaret, Victoria, Briley, Peter, and Ahna; brother, Dean Graham of Salt Lake City Utah; brother-in-law, Pat Murphy of Victoria; along with several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.