September 15, 1936 - May 9, 2020
Service: Due to COVID-19 precautions, a private family burial will be held Tuesday at the Lands Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hudson, SD.
Bonnie Erickson, age 83, died Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society Canton. Due to COVID-19 precautions, a private family burial will be held Tuesday at the Lands Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hudson, SD.
Bonnie was born on September 15, 1936 in Canton, SD to Loraine and Bertha Sandvig. She was baptized and confirmed at Lands Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, SD. After graduating from Augustana Academy in Canton, she attended Augsburg College for 2 years. Bonnie married Jerome Erickson in 1957 at Lands Lutheran Church.
In addition to raising her family, she worked as a church secretary in Minneapolis before moving to Sioux Falls, SD where she worked for Lutheran Social Services placing foster children. She then co-owned and managed the WINDSONG Gallery in Nisswa, MN before retiring and moving back to Canton, SD in 1997.
Bonnie enjoyed reading, baking, cooking, gardening, and singing in the church choir. Bonnie loved her family and cherished time spent with them. She will be remembered for making her Bon Bon Surprise casseroles.
Grateful for sharing her life are her husband of 63 years, Jerome; children, Tim (Kim) Erickson and their children, Matthew and Britta, Eric (Janey) Erickson and their daughter Carly, and Kari (Kevin) Stenerson and their children Ian and Anna; brothers, Edward (Shirley) Sandvig and Alan (Sue) Sandvig; sisters, Helen (Bob) Bergren and Louise (Lanny) Kinnander; along with numerous extended relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant nephew, and nephew Todd Bergren. Memorials may be directed to the St. Joseph Indian School (1301 N Main St. Chamberlain, SD 57325).