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Grain Elevators. They reside in Glossop, Manitoba.

Ross Carl born on March 11, 1962, attended Erickson Elementary and graduated from Erickson Collegiate. Ross is an avid hockey player, playing with Erickson and Minnedosa. Ross was awarded First Star of Hockey quite a few times. In 1974-75 and 1978-79 he was Athlete of the Year at Erickson Collegiate. He has medals for playing soccer, Volleyball, badminton and hockey. Ross is a farm boy at heart and enjoys farming, hunting and trapping. Ross is working in Winnipeg for Lyon Industries manufacturing wood electric furnaces and pizza ovens.

Lori Ann was born on July 2, 1967, attended Erickson Elementary and is now taking her grade eleven at the Erickson Collegiate. Lori loves sports, basketball, volleyball, soccer and badminton. Lori was awarded Athlete of the Year in 1982 and was a member of the Erickson 4-H Sewing and Crafts. In 1983, she was crowned Erickson and District Fair Queen. Lori loves working outside on the farm driving the tractor, also loves riding horses.

Carl Robinson Family. Back Row: Ross Robinson, Dawn Faschauner, Dennis and Delores Wolski, Carl and Joyce Robinson, Mary Sichewski, Sherry and Brian Woywada, Lori Robinson. Front Row: Evan and Brenda Wolski, Justin, Randy, Carrie, and Cory Woywada.


by Palma Roehl

Herbert Donald Roehl was born in Moosehorn, Man., Dec. 26, 1932. He spent his youth there and received his early education there. He spent his Grade 11 and 12 years at Luther College in Regina, Sask. He took his Normal School training in Winnipeg and embarked upon a teaching career, which took him and his family to many parts of Manitoba. He taught on permit at Fairford Indian Reserve. He also taught in Oak Point, St. Vital, Killarney, Selkirk, Treherne, at the Ebb and Flow Indian Reserve and finally here in Erickson.

In 1965 he received his B.A. from the University of Manitoba and in 1968 he obtained a B.Ed. degree and


had taken many courses in Special Education. He was a member of the Erickson Lutheran Church, the Lions Club, and enjoyed photography, slow pitch ball and, in the earlier years, curling.

I was born Palma Carol Eide, on February 12, 1942, in Kenora, Ont. My family moved to the St. Vital area in the spring of 1946. That is where I lived until 1963 when Herb and I went to Killarney. Herb and I were married at Faith Lutheran Church, September 3, 1960.

We had two children.

Carl Albert Roehl, born in Winnipeg, February 26, 1962. He received his early education in various Manitoba towns, but he graduated in 1980 from Erickson Collegiate and went to Winnipeg to work. He joined the Army and is now in Portage la Prairie.

Gail Patricia Roehl was also born in Winnipeg on July 4, 1963, and received her early education in many places and in 1981 she graduated frm Erickson Collegiate and has now finished three years of University where she is working towards a B.Comm. degree.

Herb passed away on July 31, 1981, and is buried in Bethel Cemetery.

I still live here in Erickson and am working at the Erickson Credit Union.


by Diane Rogers

George Rogers was born March 18, 1949, at St. Johns, New Brunswick. He is the son of Charles and Lillian Rogers.

Charles chose a career with the Canadian Armed Forces (Army) bringing the family to Shilo, Manitoba, for eleven years.

In 1963, they leased a lot at Ditch Lake for a summer cottage until being transferred in 1968 to Annapolis Royal. George remained at Erickson. In 1967, he started working at the Erickson Co-op Service Station, then to Parkwood Auto where he received his Automotive Apprenticeship.

In 1970, George married Diane Kopeechuk, daughter of Jack and Kay Kopeechuk. They moved to Winnipeg where George was employed with Powell Equipment, later moving to Brandon and Swan River working for White Equipment.

George and Diane rented Gateway Esso at Erickson for two years. They purchased part of S.W. 7-18-17W from Frank Taylor and started a Farm Equipment Business and Repair Shop.

During the winter months since 1981, George teaches courses on Air conditioning, hydraulics and Farm Maintenance across Manitoba for the Provincial Government.

He is on the building committee for the new Skating rink at Erickson. George and Diane enjoy curling. Diane is kept busy driving the children to their activities.

Kevin was born August 29, 1970, attends Erickson Elementary and High school. He receives accordian lessons and is a member of the Erickson 4-H club. Kathy was born August 5, 1973, like her older brother she at-