December 11, 1928 - February 9, 2019

Shirley M. Erickson

Age 90, of Richfield. Shirley grew up on a modest farm in northern MN. She was the youngest of 6 children. She and Howard bought a rustic cabin on Hanging Horn Lake in 1977. It was near Barnum , in the area where they both grew up . Many happy memories were made there with family and friends. Family gatherings were very important to her and she was always willing to host. Shirley worked as a cashier for 25 years, and made many close friends there. She loved to read, sew and quilt, and play bridge. She loved music and theater and most of all travel, all over the US and abroad. Her constant voice of reason was a moral compass for many and will be deeply missed. Survived by daughters, Dianne Metz, Mary (Greg) Froemming and Ann (Harold) Busch; special niece, Linda Christensen; grandchildren, Emily (Stephen) Quast, JJ Metz, Eric (Lindsey) Froemming, Lisa Froemming (Curtis Lanoue), Tom (Nikki) Froemming, Matt (Carly) Busch, Molly (Charlie) Longbella; and great-grandchildren, Finnegan Quast, Evelyn & Waylon Froemming, Margo Froemming, Madelynn & Matthew Busch, Hadley & Crosby Longbella; sisters-in-law, Betty Norbeck, Margaret Norbeck & Annabelle Klinepier. Preceded in death by husband, Howard Erickson; parents, Abraham & Maria Norbeck; son-in-law, Mike Metz; brothers, Walter, Roy, John, Art (Ilene); sister, Pearl (Lars) Christensen; and brother-in-law, Howard Klinepier.


  1. Owen and Claudia Christensen says:

    So sorry for your loss. Shirley was such a wonderful lady. Our deepest sympathy for your family.

  2. Barb Midstokke says:

    Prayers to your family during this sad time. Barb (Lawson) Midstokke

  3. Theresa Halverson says:

    A very special lady!

  4. Teri Heinen says:

    Diane, I’m so sorry for your loss. May God give you His peace.

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