Melvin M. EricksonMarch 29, 1919 ~ February 21, 2017 (age 97)
Melvin M. Erickson, 97, of Park Ridge, died February 21, 2017, at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge. Born March 29, 1919 in Fillmore County, MN, near Henrytown, to Edward and Nora Erickson. He attended grade school in Henrytown and graduated from Canton High School. Melvin was united in marriage to Lucy M. Fisher on April 15, 1950. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Lucy; children, Douglas (Chris), Kenneth, Brian (Heidi), Clayton (Sue), and Tom (Karin) Erickson; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances (Manley). Preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Walter, Hilman, Arnold, Roy, Hanford and Florence. Visitation Thursday, February 23, 3-8 p.m., at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy. (2 blks. S. of Touhy), Park Ridge. Funeral Service Friday, 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Private burial will follow in Town of Maine Cemetery, Park Ridge. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Avenues to Independence, 515 Busse Hwy., Park Ridge, IL 60068.