Claudia May Irish

Female 1904 - 2001  (96 years)


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  • Name Claudia May Irish 
    Born 18 Nov 1904  Glenwood, Mills Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Sep 2001  Hudson, Lincoln Co., SD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sloan Cemetery, Sloan, Woodbury Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 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. [2]
    Person ID I14387  irish
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2018 

    Father Claude Cleveland Irish,   b. 22 Apr 1885, Lucas Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1970, Salix, Woodbury Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Onie May Kidder,   b. 30 Aug 1886, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1974, Onawa, Monona Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1903  Plattsmouth, Cass Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harry Alfred Ericksen,   b. 18 May 1900,   d. 2 Mar 1961, Salix, Woodbury Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Children 
    +1. B. L. Ericksen
    +2. T. M. Ericksen
     3. William Alfred Ericksen,   b. 6 Feb 1936, Hornick, Woodbury Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1990  (Age 54 years)
    Family ID F4850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1930 McArdle precinct, Douglas Co., NE
    1930 McArdle precinct, Douglas Co., NE

    Headstones
    Claudia Irish Ericksen
    Claudia Irish Ericksen

  • Sources 
    1. [S137197] Find-a-grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15043719/claudia-may-ericksen.

    2. [S32] Patrick Irish.