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The family of Ryan Erickson, the Blomkest firefighter killed while responding to severe weather in May, will receive death benefits from the Front Line Foundation. The organization, founded in 2018, provides financial assistance to the families of first responders who died in the line of duty.
Friends and colleagues attending the funeral for Blomkest firefighter Ryan Leif Erickson remembered him as a man who always “showed up” where he was needed. Erickson's funeral was Friday in Willmar.

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Area funerals scheduled through 27, 2022
Ryan Erickson's funeral is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Refuge Church at 1000 Sixth St. S.E. in Willmar. All Minnesota firefighters are invited to attend.
Area funerals scheduled through May 26, 2022
The funeral for Ryan Leif Erickson is scheduled for Friday, May 20. He was killed May 12 on duty, en route to his storm spotter role.
Area funerals scheduled through May 24, 2022
The funeral is scheduled for Friday, May 20. He was killed May 12 on duty, en route to his storm-spotter role.

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The public is invited to line Main Street in Blomkest from approximately 7 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in honor of Erickson's long service to the Blomkest Fire Department, the city of Blomkest and Kandiyohi County.
Area funerals scheduled through May 24, 2022
A look at the aftermath of the May 12, 2022, storm in west central Minnesota.

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