Roger Franz Erickson, age 90, of Richfield, died with a strong heart and soul on December 10, 2008. He was a son of Swedish immigrants, extremely proud of their work ethic and how they led by example. He had a life-long interest in music, gardening and genealogy. Retired employee of the Aeronautical Engineering Department of the University of Minnesota. Besides his parents and 2 brothers, he was preceded in death by Adeline, his beloved wife of 65 years; and son, Drew.Survived by sons and their wives, Clark and Ann and Reed and Mary Lou; granddaughter, Jill (Brian) Busch; grandsons, Ryan, Kyle, Ross (Semira), Christopher (Megan), Adam (Jenny) and Brett; great-grandchildren, Natalie and Paul; daughter-in-law, Cheryl; many other loving relatives; and dear friends.Our sincere thanks to Fairview Hospice for their support and care. They truly are angels of mercy. Memorials preferred to Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church or Fairview Hospice.