Longtime Serkland Attorney Armond Erickson Dies

Armond G. Erickson, 85, Fargo, ND died at home on Friday May 11, 2012.

He was born May 8, 1927 to Ed and Cora (Anderson) Erickson in Center Township, Nelson County North Dakota. He was raised on a rural farm near Mapes; graduating from McVille High School in 1944. He attended Aakers Business College in Grand Forks and was an accomplished amateur baseball player/pitcher in the 1940’s and 50’s and he was inducted in the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.

He served in the US Army Infantry from 1950–1952 with one year active duty in Korea. He attended the University of North Dakota and graduated with a B.S in Accounting in 1955 and in 1958 he received his Juris Doctorate Degree in Law. After graduating he served as a clerk for US Circuit Court Judge Charles J. Vogel from 1958–1959. He then joined Cupler, Tenneson, Serkland, & Lundberg Law Firm in 1959 and practiced there until he retired in 1997.

In 1981 he was appointed Honorary Consul to Norway for North Dakota which he served as until his retirement. In 1989 he received the appointment as Knight First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by King Olav V of Norway.

He is survived by his wife Nancy (Frank) of 51 years. The Memorial Service was held Friday, May 18, 2012 at First Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.