Kathleen Gail (Erickson) Wilson

March 18, 1954 ~ May 19, 2020 (age 66)


Age 66, of Elk River.  Passed away on May 19, 2020.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Ellen and Harold Erickson;  Kathy is survived by her husband of 41 years, Larry; daughters, Rachel (Dan) McMorran and Amy (Matt) Wilson-Ransdell; grandchildren, Emma, Megan and Caleb; sisters, Barb (Jim) Gwynn and Diane Hughes (Terry Small).  

From the family . . . 

Kathy was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  Each of us have special memories that we will continue to hold onto.

She loved to spend time with her family.  She and Larry would schedule their annual fall color drive around Mille Lacs each fall as soon as the leaves started to turn.  While her girls were growing up, she was always their biggest cheerleader while they played softball and basketball.  Later on, you would often find her on the bleachers watching her grandkids throughout the years at their various sport events.  

When at home, she spent her time swinging on her deck swing or planting and taking care of her multiple hanging flower baskets or flower beds.  

The holidays were some of her favorite times throughout the year.  Memorial Day she, with her two sisters, would visit their parents’ grave sites in Fort Snelling and enjoy a picnic together.  Fourth of July would be celebrated, watching the fireworks over Lake Superior in Duluth.  Halloween she looked forward to visiting the pumpkin patch, dressing her pumpkin, and seeing the trick-or-treaters.  She would spend hours arranging her holiday decorations, finding that perfect spot for each piece she placed out.  You could find her baking her favorite holiday treats around Christmas, while listening to Elvis Presely’s holiday music.  

She was always there for your phone call, a visit, need for a hug, encouragement, lunch or dinner date out at her of many favorite restaurants, or a shopping trip.  

She will be dearly missed.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service being held at Dare’s Funeral home is closed to anyone not personally invited.  We are thankful to be able to share the following Zoom link, for those that cannot attend in person.  Please note, the Zoom link will allow access to the service 5 to 10 mins. prior to the service start time.
Meeting ID: 846 0188 6149
Password: 8jZPhm

Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

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Memorial Service
May 24, 2020

2:00 PM
Dare's Funeral & Cremation Services
805 Main Street NW
Elk River, Minnesota 55330

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