March 2, 1905 ~ September 9, 2002
Hamden- Einar Erickson, 97, of 75 Washington Ave., husband of the late Frances Wiese Erickson passed away Sept. 9, 2002. He was born in Lysvik Varmland, Sweden a son of the late Erik and Mathilda Olsson Larsson. Mr. Erickson was employed at Winchester Repeating Arms Co. as a tool maker for 36 years, retiring in 1971 and a member of the Diana Birger Jarl # 3, VASA Order of America. He is survived by three daughters, Frances E. Connelly of Hamden, Ellen E. Starbranch and her husband Charles of Virginia Beach, VA, Evelene E. Marquardt and her husband Carl of Woodland Park, CO, a son, Gunnar F. Erickson and his wife Sandra of Edgewater, FL, two sisters, Hilma Martinson of Denver, CO, Lilly Hultgren, of Sweden, 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Matilda ''Tillie'' Simmons, two sisters, Emma Nordstrom, Anna Ericsson and two brothers, Gunnar and Olov Ericsson. Funeral service will be held Thursday evening Sept. 12 at 7:30 at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Bethesda Lutheran Church, 305 St. Ronan St., New Haven, CT 06511.