December 08 2004

[b]Gladys Erikson, 88[/b]

Posted by Kim
Gladys Erikson, 88
Gladys Erikson, 88 of Pierre formerly of Vivian died Monday, November 29, 2004 at Beverly Healthcare in Pierre.

Funeral services were
Saturday, December 4, at Vivian Lutheran Church in Vivian with burial at Vivian Cemetery

Gladys was born on August 21, 1916 in Des Moines, IA to Amund and Hansine (Brosvik) Graven. She grew up in Burke, SD graduating from Burke High School.

Gladys has lived in many places including Des Moines, IA, Burke, SD, Minneapolis, MN. She lived south of Vivian on her ranch for 55 years, then moved to Presho and most recently she was living in Pierre.

Gladys worked as a teacher but her most favorite profession was mother, grandmother and friend.

She was united in marriage to Arthur Erikson in Burke, SD on April 8, 1937.

Gladys enjoyed family, her 100% Norwegian Heritage, sewing, gardening, her grandchildren and great grandchildren and holidays especially birthdays and Christmas.

She is survived by her two daughters Janette Widvey and husband Norm of Pierre and Joyce Weller and husband Allen of Ft. Pierre; one daughter-in-law Donna Erikson of Vivian, one sister Delores Wang of Minneapolis, MN; 13 grandchildren Brett (Cami) Widvey of Pierre, Reid (Jodi) Widvey of Pierre, Scott Widvey of Rapid City, Kurt Widvey Piedmont, Taunya (Bill) O'Conner of Ft. Pierre, Darcy (Todd) Jones of Hayes, Karsten Erikson of Vivian, Clint (Tessa) Erikson of Vivian, Slade (Amy) Weller of Pierre, Nicole Widvey of Rapid City, Beth Erikson of Vivian, Courtney and Chris Erikson of Sioux Falls and 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, her parents, her son Daryld Erikson, two sisters Adeline Gnirk and Pearl Graven and great grandson Dace O'Conner.

A memorial has been established

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