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Paul Erickson
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Paul John  "Papa"
1932 - 2018
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Obituary for Paul John "Papa" Erickson

Paul John Erickson passed away at his home January 30, 2018. He was born in Utity, Wisconsin to Swedish immigrants Otto and Wilhelmina Erickson. After his mother's death when Paul was 3 years old, he was raised by his very loving father. They moved to Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 where Paul graduated from high school. Paul gave up dreams of college when he became a father. Always a student of life, he took up correspondence courses and studied engineering. Paul, his wife Anne, and young son Joel moved to Durango in 1957. Paul went to work for the Colorado Department of Transportation in 1958 and worked there for thirty years. Paul was a gifted artist and an accomplished woodworker. He loved fishing, camping, golfing and encouraging his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in all of their endeavors. Paul and Anne traveled quite extensively and enjoyed several wonderful vacations on the Oregon coast.

Paul is preceded in death by grandson Andrew Sanchez, his parents, three brothers, one sister. Paul is survived by wife Anne, children Joel and Paula, grandchildren Jodi Underwood, Sarah Armstrong, Brock and Tyler Erickson and Jake and Ben Archuleta and great grandchildren Sareth Grunert, Freya and Rowan Underwood and Rosalina Armstrong.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Durango, Colorado Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Be Frank Foundation, St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Axis Health System.
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