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Claire and Betty Lou Erickson are shown in the 2008 Bethel Lutheran Church directory. Photo submitted

Prominent Hudson couple victims of apparent murder-suicide

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A shockwave went through the community Tuesday morning when lifelong Hudson residents Claire, 83, and Betty Lou Erickson, 81, were found dead in their home on Crest View Drive overlooking the St. Croix River. It appears to be a murder-suicide.

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Claire Erickson was the founder of the Erickson Oil/Freedom convenience store chain and both were Hudson High School graduates, Claire in 1943 and Betty (Lohman) in 1944.

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