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Obituary for Sigrid Neva Fredrika "Neva" Erickson (Lindgren)

Sigrid Neva Fredrika "Neva"  Erickson (Lindgren)
November 9, 2017 Calumet

Neva L. Erickson, 97, longtime Copper Country resident died into eternal life on Thursday evening November 9, 2017 at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet.

She was born on April 21, 1920 at the Swedish Hospital in Brooklyn, NY the youngest child of Sigrid (Johanson) and Gustav Lindgren. Neva skipped two grades and graduated from Girl’s High School in Brooklyn at the age of sixteen. She was a talented athlete and aspired to be a physical education teacher but had to forgo a scholarship to Mt. Holyoke College and enter the working world due the untimely death of her father. She was able to attend both Brooklyn College in its opening year and then City College of NY (CCNY) while employed.

Neva worked first at Irving Trust Company Bank in Manhattan and then as a service manager at Macy’s Department Store in Herald Square. She met John Gustaf Erickson in New York where he was serving with the U.S. Coast Guard and they were married on October 8, 1944 in Brooklyn. They celebrated 57 years of marriage before his death in 2001.

Neva and Gus moved to Detroit and then in 1948 to Calumet where they established Erickson Funeral Home and operated the business until their retirement in 1975. They were dual residents of Calumet and Stuart, Florida for many years thereafter.

In Calumet, Neva was first a member of the Carmel Lutheran Church and its women’s societies and then became a member of Faith Lutheran Church when the Swedish and Finnish Lutheran churches merged in1964. She was a faithful member of Faith’s ladies’ circle groups and sang in the choir. She was active in the Calumet Public Hospital Auxiliary, the Calumet School PTA and Band Parents Groups, the Teen Center Board, the Calumet Ladies Golf League and she took on a leadership role in the Girl Scouts. Her most important jobs however were those of wife, mother and tireless behind-the-scenes worker in the funeral home business.

Neva was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Aina (Werner) Sharp, her brother Lawrence (Jane) Lindgren, her son in law Richart Kraft, and brother in law Wally (Martha) Erickson.

She is survived by her daughters: Audrey Kraft of Calumet and Christine (Robert) Hodges of Hancock.
5 Grandchildren: Eric (Nancy) LaRoche, Thomas Lloyd, Neva Lloyd, Raymond Hodges and Lesley (Jeff) Mayra.
7 Great Grandchildren, a niece, 3 nephews and spouses and many dear friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Faith Lutheran Church in Calumet with Pastor Tim Johnston to officiate,
Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10-11:00 AM.

Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorials may be given to: Faith Lutheran Church 26016 Depot St./PO Box 523 Calumet, Michigan 49913.

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