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David A. Erickson


IRONWOOD, Mich. - David A. Erickson, 78, of Ironwood, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Westgate Living Center in Ironwood.

David was born on Sept. 29, 1938, in Ironwood, the son of the late Frank and Edith (DeFelice) Erickson.

He went to Newport School and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1956.

David entered the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1967. He married the former Patricia Alonen on Sep. 4, 1971, at St. Ambrose Catholic Parish with Fr. Dunlevy officiating. David worked at Schult's Mobile Home and later for Pepsi Cola Company, retiring after 21 years of service. His hobbies in his younger days were hunting and fishing. He also liked to watch the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and the Green Bay Packers and having coffee with his friends at the Midway.

David is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia of Ironwood; his sons, David of Ironwood and Brian of Forest Lake, Minn .; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Edrye (Jim) Harma, John (Patty) Alonen, Rick (Debbie) Alonen and Edward (Carol) Alonen; nieces and nephews, Paul (Michele) Harma, Mike (Kandie) Harma, Lynda Alonen, Jason (Ellen) Alonen, Tiffanie Alonen, Travis Alonen and Ashley (Lane) Passuello.

Funeral service for David will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Ketola-Burla Funeral Home, 635 E. Ayer St., Ironwood with Fr. Robb Jurkovich officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Full Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 5 Honor Guard of Ironwood.

Burial will be held at a later date in the Riverside Cemetery, Ironwood.

Range Funeral Service, Ketola-Burla Funeral Home of Ironwood is assisting the family with arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit


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