Erling “Eric” Erickson, formerly of Portland, ND, died of pancreatic cancer at his vacation home in Queen Creek, Arizona. He was born to Arthur and Anna Erickson in rural Steele County, ND. He spent his entire career in higher education. After receiving a doctorate in US History from the University of Iowa, he became a member of the History Department, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA where he taught for 28 years.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, and two daughters, Robin and Kimiko, all of Vernon, British Columbia; a sister, Margaret (John) Werts, Topsham, ME; and two brothers, Donald (Ellen), Grand Forks, ND and Norman, Grinnell, IA.
At his request, he will be cremated, and there will be no funeral or memorial service.