Arthur L. Erickson

Arthur L Erickson was born in Conrad on Dec. 16, 1924 and passed away Dec. 13, 2019 in Conrad, Mont.

He was raised on the family farm southwest of town. After two years in the Army he married his sweetheart, Eloise M. Bruner of Valier on Nov. 16, 1952. Art, Eloise and their two daughters lived and worked in the Conrad, Valier, and Ethridge areas. They owned and operated Erickson’s Store where he was Postmaster for nearly 28 years in Ethridge. 

Upon retiring Art and Eloise moved to their retirement home west of Valier. There they had, “the time of their life!” Close neighbors became daughters and sons. 

Art always loved farming, mechanics, tractors, photography, flying, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. 

Art is survived by his wife Eloise (Bruner) Erickson; daughters Deb (Ken) Schmidt, and Ranae (Russ) Lee; grandchildren Lance (Rachel) Schmidt, Keith (Carrie) Schmidt, Erik (Sarah) Lee, Amber (Scott) Burton, Wade (Beth) Lee and Tana (Kurt) Winkler. 

Art has 15 great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as sisters-in-law Madelyn Erickson and Mary Erickson, sister Irene Grimmer, brother Francis (Lita) Erickson, and sister Lee (Burt) Ray. 

Art is preceded in death by his parents Hans and Emma (Jacobson) Erickson, sister Clara (George) Reed, brothers Bert (Muriel) Erickson, Harry and George Erickson, brother-in-law Robert Grimmer, in-laws Paul and Olive Bruner and brother in-law Robert Bruner.  

Memorials can be made to the Valier Lutheran Church.

Services will be held in the summer. Condolences can be made at Art’s memorial page at