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Myron LauritsenJune 27, 1931 ~ December 27, 2017 (age 86)
Myron Lauritsen, 86, Wheatland, ND died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at Bethany on University, Fargo, ND.
Myron James Lauritsen was born June 27, 1931 at Wheatland to Carl and Mabel (Kingsley) Lauritsen. He graduated from Wheatland High School and joined the US Air Force. While serving in Germany, Myron married Bette Westheiden. Upon discharge, he returned to North Dakota where he farmed for many years. He also served in the ND Air National Guard – Happy Hooligans for 39 years. He married Geri (Ulven) Erickson in 1989. He retired in 1991. He then worked for Christl Farms from 1991 to 2015.
Myron loved traveling across the US and abroad. He enjoyed connecting with military friends, golfing, snow skiing, the occasional trip to the Casino and driving anything with a motor. Sunday’s were often spent with family, watching Vikings football, playing dominos, board games and time at the lake. He served as treasurer of the Wheatland School for 18 years and on the township board for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Geri; six children, Trudy (Dale) Torgerson, Kindred, ND, Trent Erickson, Fargo, Chad (Stacy) Erickson, Fargo, Scott Erickson, Fargo, Klint (Kathy) Erickson, New Baden, IL and Kyle (Heather) Erickson, Fargo; 11 grandchildren, Dylan and Devin Torgerson, Brooke and Jocelyn Erickson, Kali Erickson, Erin and Raegan Erickson, Miranda Cayson, Kolbie Erickson, Beck and Dagney Erickson; great grandchild, Noah; sister, Bette Morris, Billings, MT; and several nieces and nephews.
Myron was preceded in death by his first wife; three siblings, Wayne, Grace and Mary.
Funeral: Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at 11 AM at West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo, ND with visitation starting at 10 and reception to follow.
Burial: Wheatland Cemetery in the spring.
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