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Douglas Erickson

Douglas Erickson was born on June 12, 1952, to Adrine “Boots” and Irene Erickson in Wolf Point, Mont. He went to be with the Lord on Jan. 15, 2024.

His identical twin, David, and he had an ongoing brotherly dispute about who was the best twin. David was born first and claimed to be the more dominant twin, while Doug quickly countered that by saying “that’s because I kicked you out!”

The family lived in Vida, Mont., where the boys attended school until moving to Wolf Point.

Doug graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1970. He went on to get his college degree at MSU-Northern in 1975.

He returned to Wolf Point where he taught industrial arts, drafting, driver’s ed, and adult education for 29 years. He was also the athletic director before retiring in 2004. He was involved in many activities and had a knack for taking charge and getting the job done.

Doug was united in marriage to Rosanne Monson in 1976 and they made their home in Wolf Point. Together, they raised three rambunctious boys: Jay, Brad and Jory. The family was very involved in various sports.

In addition to being a teacher, he provided for his family through sprinkler installation, farming, mosquito control, park maintenance, and buying and leasing a charter bus. He was a dreamer and there was nothing he couldn’t find a way to do.

In 2011, Doug’s beloved dog, Oreo, joined the family. Oreo was always by his side wherever he went.

In addition to being there for his family, Doug touched the lives of many students, teachers, and people in the community. Doug was always willing to help anyone in need.

Doug was preceded in death by his son, Brad; father, Adrine “Boots;” mother, Irene; and twin brother, David.

He is survived by his wife, Rosanne; his sons, Jay (Loverty) and Jory (Meili); grandchildren, Isabell, Adeia, Olivia, Sia, Jayden and Tor; brother, Bruce (Tamara); and sister Elaine (Jeff); as well as nieces and nephews, Lisa, Michelle, Erica, Evan, Bethany and Tyler.

Visitation was on Monday, Jan. 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Funeral services were on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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