Gayle Erickson

Gayle Erickson

Gayle Erickson, 68, of Beresford, died Saturday July 25, 2020 in Sioux Falls.

Visitation with the family present will be Thursday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Miller Westside Chapel, 6200 West 41st Street, with burial to follow at the St. Ann’s Cemetery in Humboldt.

Gayle Kollasch was born May 29, 1952 in Rapid City, SD to Gordon P. and Margaret A. Schaufler Kollasch.

She attended school in Sioux Falls and graduated from Yankton High School with the class of 1970. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion with a Bachelor of Science degree.

She married Al Erickson Sept. 1, 1978 in Sioux City.

Mrs. Erickson began her working career as a cashier at SODRAC Park in North Sioux City. She also worked as a teller at Toy Bank in Sioux City. She went on to work as a teller at Valley Bank (Liberty Bank) in North Sioux City and Elk Point. In 1992, she began working as the city clerk in North Sioux City and worked there until 2002. She later went on to work at Miller Liquor Store, a job she sincerely enjoyed and retired in 2013.

The Ericksons lived briefly in Sioux City before moving to rural Elk Point. In 2000, they moved to McCook Lake and when she retired, they moved to Beresford in 2013. Mrs. Erickson enjoyed quilting and sewing. She also enjoyed watching the wildlife and her cats.

Mrs. Erickson is survived by her husband; two sisters, Sharon Kollasch of Decatur, GA and Carmen Pelland of Fairview, OR; a brother, Rick (Kris) Lenzen of Maple Lake, MN; two cousins; a niece; and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several aunts and uncles.