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Gunnie Todd Erickson went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 8, 2020, while residing at Farmstead Assisted Living in Moorhead, MN.
Gunnel Ulla-Britt Ericsson was born on June 18, 1941, in Karlstad, Sweden to Eric Gunnar and Bertha (Sellvin) Ericsson. She lived in Sweden until she was five years old, and then grew up and attended school in West Orange, New Jersey. Gunnie graduated from West Orange High School in 1959 and then attended Mountainside Nursing School. While completing nursing school, she met her future husband, David Todd. The two were married June 20, 1964, at Pleasantdale Baptist Church in West Orange. Gunnie and Dave lived in Rochester, MN, where two sons were born, David and Daniel. The family was stationed in Germany for three years while Dave served in the Army before finally settling in Fargo, ND, where another son and daughter were born, Steven and Rebecca.
Gunnie and Dave were known for their love for the Lord, and their generosity of giving and serving. Gunnie was especially blessed with a passion and talent for music, especially the piano, for which she used the entirety of her life for the glory of God.
Gunnie lost her husband, David in 1991. She returned to nursing sometime after as a Hospice nurse and was a gift to many, sharing her faith and love in that role. She endlessly volunteered, offered up her home as well as mentored others. She served at Calvary Baptist Church (Calvary at Village Green) in all capacities, including her gift of music, playing piano and organ as well as all aspects of special music. She was a deaconess, Bible study leader, MOPS mentor, worship leader, serving in the church in countless roles. Also, near and dear to her heart, Gunnie served in Bible Study Fellowship as a leader and piano player, Child Evangelism, and Valley Christian Counseling Center. Gunnie's life mission was to serve the Lord by witnessing and serving others, her faith always her strongest asset.
One of her greatest joys was her thirteen grandchildren. She spent endless time with each of them, traveling, visiting, and ensuring they knew not only her love, but of God's love for them. Gunnie also had a special bond with her extended family in Sweden, her heritage was very important to her. She made several trips back to visit and hosted family who visited the United States. She continued to speak fluent Swedish throughout her life and loved to take part in Scandinavian events in the community.
On November 29, 2014, Gunnie began a new and wonderful chapter and married Lyle Erickson. They have been a blessing to one another, caring for each other through many health struggles and continuously trusting in God and relying on His strength and promises.
Gunnie lived on Woodcrest Drive for nearly 50 years, and was well known and loved by her neighbors and friends on the north side. She and Lyle moved to Farmstead Estates Assisted Living in 2019, where they quickly made friends and shared their love for music, community, and worshipping the Lord.
Gunnie is survived by her husband, Lyle Erickson, Moorhead; three sons and one daughter, David (Yvette) Todd, Battle Lake, MN, Daniel (Nicole) Todd, Sioux Falls, SD, Steven (Taunya) Todd, Lake Park, MN, Rebecca (Brady) Oberholtzer, Corydon, IN; a sister, Barbara Darvis, GA; thirteen grandchildren. David (Nathalie) Todd, Madison Todd, Jacob Todd, Meghan Todd, Tyler Todd, Mackenzie Todd, Kaitlyn Todd, Shane Todd, Camdyn Oberholtzer, Blake Todd, Devyn Oberholtzer, Luke Todd, and Bradyn Oberholtzer. Gunnie was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Todd.
Memorials may be directed to Valley Christian Counseling in Fargo.
A Visitation for Gunnie will be on Thursday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in Calvary Church at Village Green, Moorhead, MN. Her Funeral Service will be on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM, in Bethel Evangelical Free Church, Fargo, ND. Burial will be in the Springvale Cemetery, Fargo.
For family and friends that will be unable to attend in person, Gunnie's service will be livestreamed and available on her obituary page on the Korsmo Website.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing and masks will be required.
NOV 12. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)
2801 Village Green Blvd.
NOV 13. 11:00 AM (CT)
2702 30th Ave S.