Irise Erickson

Irise Erickson, 90, of Staples passed away September 28, 2016, at her son’s home. 

Funeral services were held Oct. 3 at the Staples Alliance Church with Pastor Daryl Jacobson presiding. 

Arrangements were with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes’ Johnson-Schuller Chapel, Wadena.

Burial was at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Irise was born, September 22, 1926 to Ira and Esther (Estabrooks) Sarff in Williston, ND. She was baptized in May, 1939 north of Staples in the Crow Wing River. She attended Staples High School through 10th grade and graduated from Willmar High School in 1944.

Irise married with Lowell Eugene Erickson at the McCord Air Force Base in Washington. They traveled for many years while Lowell was in the service. They settled in Staples where Irise was a homemaker who enjoyed storytelling, crocheting, crossword and word-find puzzles. Most recently she loved participating in tea parties and coloring with her great-grandchildren. Irise had been a member of the VFW Post #1910 Past President’s Auxiliary.

She is survived by one  daughter, Karen (Frank) Longworth of Plant City, FL; four sons, Robert (Katherine Mary) and Mark (Tonya), both of Staples, Dennis (Cheryl) of Nokoosa, WI and Keith (Carol) of Andover; 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren and one sister, Betty Fisher of Walker.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one brother, Eugene Sarff and two sisters Blanche Sarff Martin and Arlene Hood Larson.

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