Stanley Erickson

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Stanley Wayne Erickson, 80, of Elkader, died Monday, January 16, 2017, at the Elkader Care Center.  He was born July 14, 1936, in Highland Township, to Albert and Ida (Wilson) Erickson. Stan attended country school then went on to Elgin High School where he graduated.

Following graduation, he worked briefly at Iowa Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids, and farmed with his brothers for a time. Stanley was united in marriage to Viola West on July 3, 1959. The couple was blessed with three children.

He was a farmer and enjoyed dancing, playing his guitar ,especially playing at nursing homes, writing poetry, playing cards and taking the grandkids fishing. The couple has lived for over 40 years in their present location west of Elkader.

Survivors include his wife, Viola, of rural Elkader; children, Judy (Alan) Glesne of Elkader, Evelyn (Kendall) Knospe of St. Olaf; Brenda (Brian) Breitsprecher of Elkader; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Stanley was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles, Albert and Bill; sisters, his two-year-old sister Evelyn, Priscilla Groff , Ivanelle Dennler ;and one grandson, Darren Knospe

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader. Inurnment followed at Illyria Cemetery, rural Elgin. There was a visitation from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Elkader.

Leonard Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be left with



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