Terrance "Terry" Erickson, age 64, died unexpectedly on April 26, 2022, at his home in Rochester, MN.
Terrance Arthur Erickson was born on December 16, 1957, to parents Gerald and Sheila (Murnane) Erickson in Minneapolis, MN. He graduated from Rochester Mayo High School in 1975 and went on to work detailing cars at Tom Pontiac Honda, Cybex, and lastly, spent twenty-eight years working at Crenlo as a Welder-Fabricator. On August 8, 1987, he married Sara Zimmerman in Zumbro Falls, MN, and together they had two children and were later divorced.
Terry was such a positive light in many people's lives. He always had a funny or friendly remark for anyone he crossed paths with. In his free time, he enjoyed working on his car, attending classic car shows, detailing cars, snowmobiling, waterskiing, fishing, hunting, boating, and passionately supporting the Minnesota Vikings. Terry was always up to projects and making plans and was never one to sit still. He found great joy in endlessly customizing his car, snowmobile, and home. Terry loved to help people, and he was always looking out for others before himself. Laughter was a constant around him; no moment was immune from him cracking a joke or offering up a quip. Terry, without question, was blessed with the "gift of gab." He loved his kids dearly and never missed an opportunity to try and make their day or bring a smile to their faces.
Terry is survived by his children, Shane (Sarune) Erickson of Vilnius, Lithuania, and Alyssa Erickson of Richfield, MN; his mother, Sheila Sulkowski of Rochester, MN; and sisters Colleen Erickson of Rochester, MN, Shannon (John) Fritsch of Oronoco, MN, Mickey Lauver of Mayflower, AR, Molly (Lloyd) McCord of Springdale, AR, Teresa Clark of Red Wing, MN, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Erickson; stepfather, Thomas Owen; brother, Patrick Erickson; grandparents; and partner, Norma Jean Larson.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes at 5421 Royal Pl. NW, Rochester, MN 55901. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes is honored to be serving the Erickson family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.
"This is for Terry and family my name is John boyum from Grand Junction Colorado I was told sad to hear of Terry's passing but I know he's in a better place reunited with his brother Pat when it mentioned is past employment it didn't say anything about John Hardy's and we used to go down there every Sunday night and clean up the smoker and the smokestack I also have fond memories of lake zumbro and water skiing Jerry was a fantastic person will say I had fun roller skating I was looking forward to seeing him when I came back this summer but I guess I'll have to wait to my Journeys over I just can't wait until the resurrection to see Pat and Terry I wish I could be there with you all and I hope you I'm sure the family and I will look up Kelly when I get back peace be with you all love John"