Correen was born on October 31, 1929 in Duluth, MN to Aron and Christine (Broman) Olson. She attended Washburn Elementary and Central High schools in Duluth. She worked as a bookkeeper and receptionist for a dental office and the Duluth Clinic Lakeside for 30+ years, retiring in 1991. Correen married Melvin Erickson on August 16, 1952 at Lakeview Covenant. They were blessed with four boys. Correen was a hockey mom and Boy Scout den mom. She was very active at Lakeview Covenant Church as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader, in serving groups and giving of her time and talent of staining and painting during the renovations. She also spent many hours volunteering at Covenant Park Bible Camp. Her faith and love for Jesus was evident to all who met her. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. She helped to build and remodel several homes for friends and family. She opened her heart and home to anyone who needed her.
She was preceeded in death by her parents; brothers, Willis, Gust and George; brother- in- law, Russ; sisters-in-law, Gladys, Doris, Lydia and Virginia.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin; sons, Carl (Heidi), Mark (Linda), Dean (Mary) and Jon (Kim), brother, Carl (Hazel); sister, Barbara; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Steven Eyer and all the doctors and nurses for taking wonderful care of Correen over the past six years and the staff at the Solvay Hospice House for their loving and compassionate care of her in her last days.
Visitation will be at the Jarvi Dowd Funeral Home on Thursday, August 30 from 5-7 p.m. and again on Friday, August 31 at Lakeview Covenant Church from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service. Interment will be in Park Hill Cemetery. Memorials can be given to Covenant Park Bible Camp. Please leave a memory of Correen or words of support for her family at www.bellbrothersjarvidowd.com.
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