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Judy Joy Erickson

March 2, 1956 — May 10, 2022


Judy Joy Erickson

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Judy Joy Erickson (Tsatsos)

Sunrise:  March 2, 1956                     Sunset:  May 10, 2022

Judy Erickson of Golden Valley/Crystal enjoyed the company of close family and friends on her final day, succumbing to many years of challenges from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and heart disease. She has now begun her new journey, finally reunited with her cherished father George M. Erickson, mother Elaine M. Erickson, her sister-in-law Mary M. Erickson and her niece Kristin Erickson.

She was a 1974 graduate of Armstrong High School and went on to become a registered nurse. She worked with patients suffering from mental illness for over 25 years.  She was a life member of Golden Valley VFW #7501 Auxiliary, past president of Golden Valley Fire Dept. Auxiliary, past volunteer as a flight nurse with ‘Wings of Mercy’, and friend to many a tortured soul. Judy was an avid word puzzle solver, MN Wild fan, and enjoyed lavishing others with gifts and treasures.

Survived by her loving partner Rob Dowden; son Niko Tsatsos and wife Jess; daughter Dena and husband Phil Dyrud; her much adored grandchildren Nathan, Anna & Tighe Tsatsos; Myah, Mariana & Camden Dyrud; inherited grandchildren Tre, Summer & Elijah, and step great-grandson Myles. Also survived by her brother Ed Erickson and wife Carrie, and sister Sandy Nieman; two nieces; five nephews, and multitudes of aunts, uncles & cousins.

“Someday you will read in the papers that I am dead.

Don’t believe a word of it.

I am more alive than ever.”    D.L. Moody

Funeral Service 12 noon Wednesday, May 18 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley. The service will be livestreamed at:   Visitation 5-8 pm Tuesday at Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37th Ave. N (at Vicksburg Lane) and 1 hour prior to service at Church. Interment Summit Park Cemetery, Wayzata. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Judy’s honor to North Memorial Health’s Heart & Vascular Center:

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Past Services


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Gearty - Delmore Chapel of Plymouth

15800 37th Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55446

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Calvary Lutheran Church of Golden Valley

7520 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427

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