Marie Marguerite (Erickson) Lauritzen

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Date of Death: November 8, 1951


Mrs. Marie Marguerite Erickson Lauritzen was born on June 10, 1881, and died on November 8, 1951, at Hastings, Minnesota. She spent her childhood in and near Sandstone, Minnesota. As a young woman her interests turned to teaching, and after training in normal school, she devoted several years to teaching in the public schools. In 1900 she joined the staff of the Housekeeper magazine, a Minneapolis periodical prominent in the Northwest at that time.

On October 3, 1903, she was united in marriage with William T. Lauritzen of Minneapolis, and to this union was born a son, Adrian. Residing in Minneapolis until 1919, the Lauritzens moved to Maple Plain, where they identified themselves with the community and its churches, enjoying the fellowship and friendliness of neighbors and townsfolk.

In 1929 Mr. and Mrs. Lauritzen embraced the faith of Seventh-day Adventists to which they, together with their son, consistently subscribed love and devotion. Mrs. Lauritzen was a faithful student of the sacred scriptures, reading them in their entirity annually over a period of years, until her last lingering illness terminated the joy of further study. Up to the time of her death, she manifested a sweet, happy spirit, thus showing forth the fruits of the Spirit of Him whom she loved. She rests in the blessed hope of Christ's return when she will meet her Saviour face to face, and reunite with loved ones and friends. Her Christian experience centered in Christ's saving grace and in the imminence of His return.

She is survived by her husband, William T. Lauritzen of Maple Plain; her son, Adrian R. M. Lauritzen, and daughter-in-law, Evelyn Ruth, of Chicago, Illinois; a sister, Verlie Meister of Fallen, Nevada; two brothers, Edward Erickson of Cathlamet, Washington; and Bert Erickson of Superior, Wisconsin; also a host of relatives and friends. Three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. Interment was in the Armstrong cemetery at Maple Plain, Minnesota.

Source: P. C. Jarnes - Northern Union Outlook, December 11, 1951

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