1904 - 2001 (96 years)
||Claudia May Irish |
||18 Nov 1904
||Glenwood, Mills Co., IA
||12 Sep 2001
||Hudson, Lincoln Co., SD
||Sloan Cemetery, Sloan, Woodbury Co., IA 
- From: Patrick Irish
Here is the Obit for Aunt Claudia ref # I14387 from Sioux City Journal archives
Claudia May Ericksen
By John Quinlan
HORNICK, Iowa -- Claudia May Ericksen, 96, of Hornick died Wednesday, Sept 12, 2001, at Colonial Manor in Hudson, SD, following a lengthy illness.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salix Community Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with family present 6:30 to 8 p.m., and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home in Sloan, Iowa.
Mrs. Ericksen was born Nov. 18, 1904, in Glenwood, Iowa, the daughter of Claude and Ona (Kidder) Irish. In 1924 she graduated from Glenwood High School. She taught school for two years and then attended Mounds Midway School of Nursing in St. Paul, Minn., graduating in 1928. She married Harry Ericksen on April 2, 1930, in Omaha. They made their home in Owego, Iowa and rural Hornick. Mr. Ericksen died March 2, 1961, in Salix, Iowa. She was a rural Woodbury County public health nurse for many years serving Salix, Hornick, Holly Springs, Smithland, Oto, Danbury and Climbing Hill. She also served as school nurse in these communities. She retired from nursing in 1964.
She was a member of the Salix Community Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and flowers.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Ted and Bunny Ericksen of Hornick; a daughter and her husband, Bettie and Les Spies of Hudson; six grandchildren, Wayne Spies and his wife, Nancy, of Hamden, Conn., Dianna Sorenson of Sioux Falls, Tim Ericksen of Sergeant Bluff, Kristi Pearson of Apache Junction, AZ., Angie and her husband, Dana Dinnes, of Kelley, Iowa, and Steven Ericksen of Sloan; 12 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Jonathan, Claryn, Taylor, Eileen, Kathryn, Sarah, Kristina, Cara, Rachel, Cody and Boe; a great-great-granddaughter, Hailey; five sisters, Vivian "Hallie" Irish of Onawa, Fern McCall of Castana, Betty and her husband, Neil Grimsley, of Tomahawk, Wis., Rosalie Torticill of Onawa, and Agnes "Donna" Critelli of Dubuque, Iowa; a brother, Richard Irish of Sioux City; a sister-in-law, Thelma Irish of Onawa; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Bill Ericksen; five brothers, William "Bill" Irish, Clare Irish, Clifford Irish, Paul Irish and Bob Irish; and a sister, Frances Leverro. 
||10 Dec 2018 |
||Claude Cleveland Irish, b. 22 Apr 1885, Lucas Co., IA , d. 29 Oct 1970, Salix, Woodbury Co., IA (Age 85 years) |
||Onie May Kidder, b. 30 Aug 1886, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO , d. 3 Aug 1974, Onawa, Monona Co., IA (Age 87 years) |
||24 Oct 1903
||Plattsmouth, Cass Co., NE
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