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Mourners, family members, casual acquaintances and business associates stood in line from 2 p.m. until after 9 p.m. to pay their respects to David Erickson's family members and his wife Debi. Due to the heat, bottled water was available both outside in the white coolers and inside to guests. Photo by Margaret A. Ontl

David Erickson remembered...

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In a marathon wake at O'Connell Family Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 5, over 1,500 people came to pay their respects to the family of David Erickson, a Hudson native and chief executive officer of Erickson Oil Products, Inc./ Freedom Valu Centers. He died July 28 in a motorcycle accident in Montana. Another 750 attended the funeral the next day at Bethel Highlands Lutheran Church.


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