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In Memory of ERICKSON Marvin 12.26.04


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Marvin Erickson, 67, Chemult, OR, 12.26.04


Erickson, who owned a gas station and towing service on Highway 97, was shot the day after Christmas while answering a late-night call to pull a stranded motorist out of the snow. The shooter, who later killed himself, was wanted in the deaths of two Washington men.

Owner of the Erickson Shell station in Chemult

Marvin Erickson, 67, of Chemult, Ore., died Dec. 26, 2004.

A memorial service and tow truck procession was held in early January 2005. Mr. Erickson, who owned Erickson Shell station and a towing service on Highway 97 in Chemult, was shot and killed by a motorist stranded in the snow. The motorist, who later shot and killed himself, is also suspected in two other murders.

Marvin Erickson's wife, Marilyn Erickson, ran the mom-and-pop business with her husband and one employee. The service station is still open, and her son has been helping her with the business end of it. Marilyn Erickson said she was overwhelmed by the support of both the towing community and people in Chemult.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn; children Kay Sherman and Tim Erickson; and grandchildren. A memorial fund has been set up to help the family with funeral costs.



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