Antonson, Eric Arvid SSGT (1911-1944)

Military funeral services for S/Sgt. Eric Antonson were conducted at the Quanrud Chapel on Monday afternoon by Rev. W. A. Fleagle. Music was furnished by a male quartette. Pall bearers were Nels Freng, John P. Engelstad, Donald Willey, Robert Friebohle, L. A. Miller, and H. L. Charboneau, all Legionnaires. Interment in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery.

Eric Antonson was born to Mrs. Birger Antonson in Bemidji on December 17, 1911 and moved with his parents to Thief River Falls in 1916. The parents moved to a farm northeast of Warren about three years ago. Although their son had lived and worked in this community for sveral years, Eric entered the service of his country from Kittson County in March 1942 and received his training at Fort Lewis, Washington, and Camp Hood, Texas. He went overseas in December 1942 and landed in North Africa late in January, 1943. He served in the African campaign, Tunisia, Sicily, Salerno, and was killed in the Battle of the Bulge, December 12, 1944. He served with General Patton’s 3rd Army.

Eric is mourned by his parents and sister(s), besides a host of other relatives and friends.

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by:  Cheryl Srnsky