Iva Alice Erickson, 97, passed away Monday, December 16, 2013 at Riverview Health Services, Flandreau. Iva was born on October 29, 1916 in rural Flandreau to Henry and Jesse (Randerson) Sorensen. She grew up on a farm southeast of Flandreau and attended the Juve Country School. Because there was no bus service, she stayed with her grandparents in town while attending high school graduating from Flandreau High School in 1934. Iva married William C. Erickson on August 17, 1937 at Canton, SD. They farmed southeast of Flandreau for many years. Bill passed away on May 25, 1982. Iva purchased the home in town where she had lived with her grandparents while attending high school. Iva sponsored a foreign exchange student, Becky, from Norway in 1986-87 who she has visited twice in Norway and Becky has been to Flandreau 3 times to visit Iva. Iva loved to travel and has been to Norway, Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii and all throughout the United States. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, WELCA, Mothers Club, Birthday Club, Moody County Rustlers Club, Senior Citizens, Hospital Auxiliary, Sons of Norway and a former volunteer at Riverview Manor. Iva enjoyed music, was an avid Twins fan, and took care of the manor cat, Tommy. She is survived by 4 children, Gary (Alice), Pipestone, MN, Virginia (Andy) Corrinet, Downers Grove, IL, Glenda (Ken) Erickson-Bunkers, Dell Rapids, Trudy Erickson, Sioux Falls, 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, parents, 1 sister, Edith and 2 brothers, Donald and Raymond. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with burial in Union Cemetery, Flandreau. Visitation is from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Wednesday at Skroch Funeral Chapel. www.skrochfc.com.