Obit: Mae Eriksen


Mae J. Eriksen, 90, of Moscow, died on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Bentley Funeral Home in Wilton.

Interment will be in the Oakdale Cemetery in Wilton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ or Camp Courageous in her memory.

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Mae was born in Cedar County on Sept. 24, 1928 to Irwin and Mabel (Bundy) Kramer.

Mae graduated from Tipton High School. She married Pete Eriksen on Jan. 8, 1950 in Bennett. They farmed in Cedar County and she was a hostess at the former Cove Restaurant. Pete preceded her in death on June 1, 2001.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Moscow and Royal Neighbors of America.

She enjoyed playing bingo, working puzzles and gardening.

Mae is survived by her son Gregory (Patricia) Eriksen of Woodstock, Illinois, two grandchildren, Keith Eriksen of Denver and Rachel Eriksen of Iowa City and her sister Darlene Elgin of Tipton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, sisters, Evelyn Hansen and Cleora Zaruba and her brother Irwin Kramer.