Ep 050 – I’m Going to Miss My Dad, Tom Erickson

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Ep 050 - I'm Going to Miss My Dad, Tom Erickson

This weeks episode, and probably next week’s episode are going to be different. My family had our collective hearts broken on Friday, August 25, 2023. My dad, Tom Erickson, was driving to Sioux Falls on old 77, nine miles north of Beresford, when a man driving a giant tractor hauling silage, blew through the stop sign and collided with his car. He died on impact. I speak for a couple of minutes about how great Dad was, and then I play the episode I recorded with him back in March. Mourn with me for the first few minutes, then laugh along with us as I hang out with my dad and hear him tell stories in the way that only he could.

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3 Replies to “Ep 050 – I’m Going to Miss My Dad, Tom Erickson”

  1. I am so sorry to hear about your father. That intro had me tearing up and I never knew the guy besides his conversations with you on here. He sounds like an amazing person who touched the lives of many. We will be thinking about you and your family during these tough times.

  2. Andy,

    Thanks for posting this. I am not even 5 minutes through listening and remember Tom telling me some of these exact hunting stories and I totally remember Jimmy Whitetail Ausen (I have other Stories) as most in the Air Guard around the flight line does at a certain era. I went from shedding quite a few tears hearing his voice…which hadn’t changed since 2000 when I left SDANG and was the last time I talked to him, to joy and laughter. Your folks attended our (Lisa is my wife – we are from Dells) wedding and reception at the Sioux Falls Cathedral in ’96. Anyways, your podcast brought some comfort to my sadness this week, and I wished I could have made it back from Oregon to Sioux Falls to pay respects to you and your family. Thank you so much and I wish you and your family the best through everything.

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