Irma was born Jan. 11, 1917 to Edward and Marie (Greenland) Hartfiel in Stanford Township, Isanti, Minn. Irma was baptized Feb. 11, 1917 and confirmed in March 29, 1931 at Zion Lutheran Church, and attended Crown Christian Day School for eight years. Irma loved the Lord. She always remembered her confirmation Bible verses and helped many to learn about Jesus as a Sunday school teacher and through the Young Peoples group at church.
She married Clarence G. Erickson Aug. 17, 1940. Together they worked for farmers by Crown until 1953 when they purchased their dairy farm in Maple Ridge Township, Stanchfield. Irma helped Clarence farm for many years, and later worked 12 years in the dietary department of Cambridge Memorial Hospital, finding many wonderful friends. She enjoyed traveling with the seniors, her favorite being Hawaii. She loved gardening and was a very creative seamstress. She entered Grace Point Crossing West in April 2011.
Irma was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Anna Peters, Bertha Clayson, Alice Schlief, Frieda Skogquist, Edna Clayson, Herbert Hartfiel, and husband Clarence G. Erickson. She is survived by daughter Audrey (Walter) Lepisto, grandsons Matthew and Andrew Lepisto, sister-in-law Ruth Hein of Princeton, and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Joy Lutheran Church, Cambridge with Rev. Jeffrey Lee officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Crown, Minn. Arrangements are with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.