Charles H. Erickson, 83

Charles H. Erickson, age 83, of New Prague, Minnesota passed away peacefully on April 20, 2022.  Charles was born to Andrew and Lilly (Batchelder) Erickson on December 11, 1938 in Colfax, WI.

 Charles attended grade school in Wheeler, WI and graduated from Boyceville High School in Boyceville, WI.  Charles served in the United States Army in Germany from 1957-1959 and was honorably discharged in 1963.  In  1959, Charles moved to New Prague where he worked for Nieman Roofing for ten years.  On November 21, 1964, Charles married Alberta Lambrecht at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague, where they made their home and raised their family.  He worked at Thermo King in Bloomington before finishing a 26-year career at International Multifoods/ConAgra.

 Charles was a member of the American Legion Post 45.  He enjoyed fishing, traveling, remodeling homes and refinishing furniture, and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.

 Charles is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alberta.  He is survived by his children, Andrew “Ace” (Susan Hinderscheid) of Le Sueur, Erica (John) Meyer of New Prague, and Tina (Eric) Westphal of Silt, CO; his six grandchildren, Andrea Erickson, Colyn Erickson, Jack Meyer, Michael Meyer, Mitchell Westphal, and Colton Westphal; brother, Ted (Carol) Erickson; three brothers-in-law and their wives.  He is preceded in death by his his parents, Andrew and Lilly; his daughter, Lillian; sisters, Lillian, Juanita, Doris; brothers, Ross, Delbert, Leneard, Donald, and Virgil.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:30 PM at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Father Eugene Theisen officiating.  Visitation will take place at Bruzek Funeral Home from 10-12 Noon.  Burial will occur at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the New Prague Area Veterans Honor Guard.  Lunch to follow.

 Special thank you to Dr. Dan Berg, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Mala Strana, and Moments Hospice.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the Epilepsy Foundation.  bruzekfuneralhome.com

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