Odmun Ingvald Ericksen, 92, longtime resident of the Harbor, died at an Olympia care center, Sunday, February 10, 2013. He was born in Kvefjord, Norway, January 4, 1921, the son of Olaf Alfred and Anna Karolina (Norman) Ericksen.
He came with his family to Seattle in 1929, and later went to Ketchikan, Alaska where he graduated from High School. He returned to Seattle in 1940, and attended the University of Washington. He joined the Army in 1942, serving the Signal Corps., until 1945. Following the War he returned to Seattle and commercial fishing. He was married to Nina Peterson in Seattle, November 7, 1959, and they came to the Harbor in 1968, living in East Hoquiam. Owned and operated his own commercial fishing boats until 1973. Nina passed away here in 2006.
Odmun was a member of the Lutheran Church and enjoyed taking care of his yard.
He is survived by a son, Philip, Central Park; a sister, Aud Brosio, Seattle; a half-brother, Robert Spielman, Kirkland, WA; a brother-in-law, Walter “Botch” Peterson, Montesano; and also a grandson, Justin Ericksen, Yakima.
A memorial service will be held at Noon, Saturday, February 16, 2013, in the chapel at Fern Hill Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held until 9-11:30a.m., on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Fern Hill Funeral Home.
A card of condolence with a message or memory may be sent to the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.