Don Erickson died due to complications from a stroke on Jan. 11, at home with his family nearby. He was 79 years old.
He was born Sept 20, 1932, in Havre, Mont., to Edwin Hoyt Erickson and Luella Marie Megears. He graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula, in 1954 with a bachelor's degree in accounting.
He later attended Michigan State University, 1965 to 1966, and graduated with a master's degree in accounting.
On May 14, 1955, he married Marlys Haney of Butte, Mont., and they had four children, Kim Marie Burr of Sonora, Calif., Karen Alice Wilson of Grass Valley,...