Denton Lamar Erickson, passed peacefully on May 9, 2018, in Farmington. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:00 p.m. at Yellow Medicine Lutheran Church, 101 Main Street, Hanley Falls.

Born on his family farm near Hanley Falls 10/5/34 to parents, Arthur and Betsy Erickson. Graduated from Hanley Falls High School in 1953, enlisted in the Army in 1954, was stationed in Seattle Washington and worked as a helicopter mechanic. He met Darlene in 1956 and they married August 31, 1957.

They moved back to Hanley where Denton farmed and raised hogs for 40 years and collies for 25 yrs. He is survived by his wife and three children, Diane Knower, David Erickson and Debra Howard, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He is proceeded in death by his parents and two sisters, Ethel Dirnberger and Phyllis Peterson. White Funeral Home of Apple Valley in charge of arrangements.