Memorial Service Pending for Anne Ericson

PLANTATION, FL (March 11, 2013) – A memorial service is pending for retired Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Anne (Busk) Ericson. She died Friday.

Ericson, 90, was born May 23, 1922, in Funasdalen, Sweden. Her family emigrated to Canada, and she later attended the Covenant Bible Institute in Canada.

She married L. Daniel Ericson on September 7, 1946. He died in 2012.

The couple served in local Covenant churches in the United States and multiple ministries in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to being called to Congo, they served churches in Nelson, British Columbia, and Thomaston, Connecticut. Following retirement, they served in South Lake Stevens, Washington.

They served in the Democratic Republic of Congo from 1951 to 1974.

While in Congo, she was in charge of teaching the wives of prospective preachers and teachers while in Gbado. While serving at the Congo Christian Institute in Bolenge and the Bible Institute in Tandala, she supervised and taught at the Women’s School for Wives of the student teachers and preachers. In Bokada, she supervised the primary school and taught home economics to the girls.

The couple served as chaplains at the Immanuel International School in Stockholm, Sweden, from 1977 to 1987 and then oversaw the Paul Carlson Medical Program (now the Paul Carlson Partnership) as it came under Covenant World Mission.

Ericson is survived by four children.


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  • Dan and Anne welcomed us to the ECC ministerium in WA. They were my role models. I am so thankful for having known them. Peace and love to all their wonderful children.

  • Dan and Ann opened their home to our daughter when she was in Stockholm for her student teaching experience. They treated her as a daughter and made her time in Sweden very memorable. We as parents thank God for their graciousness and what they did for our daughter and for all the other lives they touched.

  • Shirley and I remember her singing in the laundry room at the missionary home in Chicago.
    She had been evacuated from the Congo. (We were caretakers of the home)

  • My sympathy to Anne and Dan’s children. But they lived full lives in service to the Lord. I am so thankful to have known them in Congo and also their service with what is now PCP.

  • What a wonderful life of service. We honor you, Anne. “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

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