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George C. Erickson

October 12, 1929 ~ August 6, 2018 (age 88)

   George C. Erickson, 88, of Conrad, passed away August 6, 2018 of natural causes.

   Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 15, at 1pm at Pondera Valley Lutheran Church. A reception in the fellowship hall will follow the service.  Graveside service will be at later date.

  George was born in Conrad on October 12, 1929 to Hans & Emma Erickson.  George graduated from Conrad High School and went on to enlist into the Navy in which he served for 4 years.

George was married to Madelyn Hovde on September 15, 1953; they have been married for 65 years.

 George worked as a service attendant at Texico for M. Mcintyre.  He then went to work for RG Barth at The Toggery as a clerk and salesman. George went on to work for the Pondera County Road Department until retiring. George enjoyed and built many models of aircraft and ships, cars & trucks.  He was actively involved in the Pondera Valley Lutheran Church as a choir member and Sunday school teacher.  George was also involved in the VFW, the Conrad Historical & Automotive Museum and the Conrad Depot Society.  

Survivors include his wife Madelyn; daughter, Linda (Erickson) Welch; granddaughter, Cynthia (Welch) Fleming (husband, Christopher; great granddaughter, Cameron Fleming; brothers, Art & Francis; sisters Irean of Spokane, WA & Leona of Watsonville, CA; many nieces, nephews & cousins.

  He is preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Emma Erickson; oldest sister, Clara; and brothers, Burt and Harry.

  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Pondera Valley Lutheran Church, Conrad Depot Society, or the Conrad Transportation & Historical Museum, all of Conrad.

  The family of George C. Erickson wished to thank the care givers of the PMC Extended Care for the wonderful and loving care given to George in his final days.  Thank you so very much, from Madelyn and Linda. 

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