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Randall L. Erickson

April 24, 1939 ~ June 9, 2019 (age 80)

Randall L. Erickson, PhD

Age 80, of North Oaks, was received into heaven on June 8, 2019, after a long illness. Randall leaves behind his beautiful wife, Nancy (DeJoy).

He is also survived by his loving daughters Amy (Jon) Bartholomew and Lisa (Eric) Cepek, grandchildren Zachary Gertken, Elizabeth, Colby and Brady Cepek, and Tyler and Zoe Bartholomew, brother Joel (Jan) and brothers-in-law Gary (Pat) DeJoy and Jack (Joyce) DeJoy. Randy was preceded in death by daughter Susan, and brothers Terry and Dennis.

Randy graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and got his PhD in Chemistry from North Dakota State University. He spent 30+ years as a Technical Director of Reflective Products at 3M, which allowed him to travel throughout the world. His last assignment was running the research lab in Dusseldorf, Germany, where he and Nancy lived for two years. He shared some of his favorite experiences in a book titled “Travelling Business Class” which was published in 2012. After retirement, Randy and Nancy continued their travels abroad. He passed on his love of travel to his children and grandchildren. He is now on his own journey, and was ready to meet God and see his daughter, Susan, again.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Incarnation Lutheran Church and the Science Museum of Minnesota are being accepted in Randy’s memory.

Funeral services Thursday, June 13 at 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior at Incarnation Lutheran Church, 4880 Hodgson Road, Shoreview MN. Private family interment at a later date.

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