Gary Alan Erickson, a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on April 14, 2023 in Norfolk, Virginia at the age of 67. Born in St. Cloud, Minnesota on November 22, 1955 to Donald and Valeria Erickson, Gary was the eldest brother of three siblings (Gary, Steven and Lynn).
Gary spent 25 years serving his country in the United States Navy, a job he took great pride in. He was known for his dedication and commitment. Gary’s love for traveling took him to many places around the world, but Spain always held a special place in his heart. He spent many happy times fishing with his brother Steve on the beautiful lakes of Minnesota. Gary shared a bond with his brother Steve, his sister Lynn and her family. They enjoyed spending quality time together at lakeside cabins in Minnesota, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Gary was an uncle to Brooke and Brady, whom he cherished deeply. In his later years, Gary dedicated much of his time to helping others navigate and overcome life hurdles.
Gary is survived by his brother, Steven Erickson, his sister, Lynn Nelson, and her husband, Mitch Nelson. He is also survived by his niece, Brooke Knowles, and her husband, Rye Knowles, as well as his nephew, Brady Nelson. Gary’s parents, Donald and Valeria Erickson preceded him in death.
Gary will be deeply missed and will be remembered for the lives he touched, and the memories he created with those who loved him. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at a later date in St. Cloud Minnesota and the details will be shared by the family in upcoming weeks. Condolences may be left online at www.altmeyerfh.com