Clinton Leroy Erickson, 82 of Richville, MN passed away at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, MN on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Clinton was born Dec 22, 1938 in Herman, MN, the son of Arthur “Art” and Clara (Olson) Erickson. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls, MN.
In June of 1961, Clinton and Margaret Ann Fithen were joined in marriage at the Richville United Methodist Church. He served in the US Army from 1961 to 1963. Clinton spent most of his life doing what he loved most, “driving truck.” He enjoyed spending time with his family and meeting friends for coffee.
Clinton is survived by his son Bill Erickson of Moose Lake, MN; his grandson Steven (Cassandra) Haspel; and his great-granddaughter Raven of Bemidji, MN; granddaughter Mae Erickson of Pelican Rapids, MN; sister Darlene Kadel of Erhard, MN; brother Richard (Diane) Armstrong of Fergus Falls; brother-in-law Art (Linda) Fithen of Richville; sister-in-law Sandy Fithen of Richville; and many nieces and nephews. Special friends to both Clinton and Maggie include Claudia and Mike Pederson.
Preceding Clinton in death were his parents; his wife Margaret; his daughter Candise Mae Haspel; brothers Mervin and Kenneth Erickson; sister Marlys Armstrong; brothers-in-law Rueban (Louise) Forde and David Fithen; sister-in-law Judy (Jerome) Jordahl; and nephews Travis and Todd Kadel.
Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service. Visitation will resume from 12:00-1:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 1:00 on Wednesday, September 1 at the Richville United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Richville Village Cemetery.
Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175 www.schoenebergerfh.com