Cover photo for Dorothea C. Weiland Erickson's Obituary
Dorothea C. Weiland Erickson Profile Photo

Dorothea C. Weiland Erickson

April 7, 1918 — November 30, 2009

Dorothea C. Weiland Erickson


CLEAR LAKE - Dorothea C. Weiland Erickson, 91, of Clear Lake died Monday (November 30, 2009) at Concord Care Center in Garner.

Memorial services will be held 11 A.M., Saturday, Dec. 5th at the Evangelical Free Church in Clear Lake with Revs. Dan Jordan and David Wiersbe officiating. A private burial will be held prior to services at Evergreen Cemetery in Britt.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Friday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St. in Garner and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.

Dorothea Christina Jensen Weiland Erickson, the daughter of Jens and Camilla Christensen Jensen, was born April 7, 1918 in Britt. She graduated from Britt High School in 1936 and from Britt Junior College with a commercial degree. She was employed at the C.P. Lewis department and grocery store until her marriage. On March 8, 1940 she was united in marriage to Louis “Bud” Weiland at the Upper Flat Evangelical Free Church, north of Britt. They lived and farmed for 3 years ½ mile south of Britt before moving to a farm 2 miles east of Garner, where they raised their family. Following Bud’s death on May 18, 1976, Dorothea moved to Clear Lake in 1979, and married Glenn Erickson on April 11, 1993. Glenn died October 4, 2002, and Dorothea remained at her residence in Clear Lake until shortly before her death. Dorothea greatly enjoyed her family, in addition to her hobbies of baking, cooking, gardening and sewing. She also had a great love for serving her Lord.

She was an active life-long member of the Evangelical Free Churches at Upper Flat, Britt, Garner and Clear Lake. Dorothea was a member of the Women’s W.M.S., a Sunday school teacher, a Bible school teacher, and a Bible study member and leader. She was well-known for her cooking skills which included coordinating, cooking and serving for many church activities. Dorothea was active in the Garner area Homemakers Club, the Ventura Garden Club, and as a 4-H leader.

Dorothea’s survivors include her six children, Luaine (Don) Oleson of Rockford, IL, Lois (Roger) Howland of Fort Dodge, Linda Perkins of San Rafael, CA, Marilyn (Jim) Dennis of Iowa City, Don (Judi) Weiland of Garner and Monna Quinn of New York City, NY; eleven grandchildren, Jennifer (Grant) Spickelmier of Richfield, MN, Carrie (Jon) Boyum of Burnsville, MN, Brent (Tammy) Howland of Mason City, Abby (George) Berger of Fort Dodge, Megan Perkins (Eric Janzen) of Guerneville, CA, Kelly Murphy of Iowa City, Marcy Simpson of Iowa City, Reid (Carla) Weiland of Palmas, Brazil, Lea (Brian) Leopold of San Mateo, CA, Kristina (Jon) Sands of San Francisco, CA and Morgan Quinn of New York City, NY; and twelve great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Camilla and Jens Jensen; her first husband, Louis Weiland; her second husband, Glenn Erickson; a brother, Nels Jensen; and a sister, Bertha Jensen Foster.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dorothea C. Weiland Erickson, please visit our flower store.

Visits: 3

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree