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K W (Worden) Erickson

February 12, 1939 ~ April 25, 2018 (age 79)

K Worden Erickson, 79 of Winona, passed peacefully on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Sauer Health Care, Winona, MN surrounded by her family.

K Worden was born February 12, 1939, in Minneapolis, MN, and was raised in the loving care of her parents, Rex and Hilda (Nelson) Worden.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. On June 19, 1960, she married Wayne C. Erickson at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead, MN.  They were blessed with three children: Kelly, Allison and Steffen. Their family moved to Winona, MN, in 1967.

K was a lifelong musician and teacher. She taught elementary school and piano lessons. She owned and operated the Nordic Circle Gift Shop, at Plaza Square in Winona.  K was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church. Her love of music was shared through the years as a soprano in church choirs.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne; three children:  Kelly (Sid) Wavrin, Sunnyside, WA; Allison (Mark) Ciota, Albert Lea, MN; Steffen Erickson, Winona; four grandchildren:  Jake Wavrin, Alexandra (Trevor) Carolan, Morgan Ciota, and Jaedon Erickson; and one great-grandson, Kyson Erickson.

K graciously provided devoted support to those around her. The memorabilia she collected with her husband, Wayne, tells the story of the love they shared with their family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rex and Hilda Worden; step-mother Kris Worden; and her sister, Golden Deer (Tiny) Worden.

Services for K will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church, Winona, with Rev. Mark Dumke officiating.  Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Saturday, May 5th at the church.

Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street, SW, Rochester, MN  55905.

Casket bearers will be Jake Wavrin, John and Lynn Cloutier, Aimee Bakke, Marc Cloutier, Wayne and Angie Kirk, and Koedy Burkel.

Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and Crematory, Winona, MN and Fountain City, WI.  Words of remembrance may be left at

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