So God Made A Farmer And on the 8th day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker!"
So, God made a farmer! God said I need somebody to get up before dawn and milk cows and work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.
So, God made a farmer! I need somebody with strong arms. Strong enough to rustle a calf, yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry and have to wait for lunch until his wife is done feeding and visiting with the ladies and telling them to be sure to come back real soon...and mean it.
It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight...and not cut corners. Somebody to seed and weed, feed and breed...and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk. Somebody to replenish the self feeder and then finish a hard days work with a five mile drive to church. Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who'd laugh and then sigh...and then respond with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life "doing what dad does".
So, God made a farmer!
So, God made a farmer! God said "I need somebody that can shape an ax handle, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire make a harness out of hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And...who, at planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty hour week by Tuesday noon. Then, pain'n from "tractor back", put in another seventy two hours.
So, God made a farmer! God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor's place.
So, God made a farmer! God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees, heave bales and yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink combed pullets...and who will stop his mower for an hour to mend the broken leg of a meadow lark.
So, God made a farmer!
In Memory Of
May 17, 1926 November 16, 2015
Kermit “Bud” Erickson Born May 17, 1926 Wolf Point, MT Died November 16, 2015 W. Lafayette, IN Funeral Services 2:00 P.M., Monday, November 23, 2015 Faith Alliance Church Sidney, MT Officiating Pastor Paul Turek Music Greg Farmer Casketbearers Bud ’s Grandsons: Jarett Tamietti Jeffry Tamietti Gary Gackle Rusty Gackle Brady Erickson Chris Farmer Andrew Farmer Jeremy Farmer Jason Tamietti Honorary Casketbearers Bud ’s Granddaughters: Jody Gackle Dyk Doree Gackle Deming Brielle Erickson Larson Ushers Milo Borg Jim Schwartz Interment Sidney Cemetery Sidney, MT Lunch will be served in the church basement following services You may share your remembrances, condolences, and pictures with the family at the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home Website: www.fulkersons.com
Kermit “Bud” Erickson, age 89, went to Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior on November 16, 2015. Bud was born May 17, 1926, in Wolf Point, Montana, to Axel and Lena (Seivers) Erickson. He grew up in Vida, Montana. He graduated from Circle High School in 1944, and married Della Sandberg on March 10, 1946. Bud and Della made their home in Vida, Montana, where Bud began his farming career. After Bud’s retirement from farming, they moved to Circle and built a new home. It wasn’t long after their move to Circle that Della, his wife of 45 years, became ill and passed away. Bud then met Margaret Anderson of Sidney, Montana. Bud and Margaret were married on December 1, 1992, and Bud moved to Sidney to make his home with Margaret. Bud’s hobbies were fishing, reading, traveling, woodcarving, and inventing new gadgets, which he loved. He would spend hours creating new devices or thinking up new ways to do things. He also loved all sports. Bud worked tirelessly to partner with and help support the Gideons, as well as his home church that he and Margaret attended, the Faith Alliance Church of Sidney. While living in Circle, Bud attended the Circle Assembly of God and helped support this church through the years. He was also a Farm Bureau member for many years and became a Farm Bureau agent in his earlier years. After purchasing the CHS athletic bus and going into business with his son, Dennis, Bud and Dennis transported CHS students to all sporting events from 1974-1982. After retiring, Bud drove school bus for the Sidney School District until a health occurrence made it impossible for him to continue. He truly missed being able to drive students for the school. Bud loved being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He made every effort to attend whatever sporting event or church event his grandchildren and great grandchildren were involved in. In recent years, however, it was harder and harder for him to attend their events due to the pain in his legs and back, but that didn’t prevent him from trying.
Bud is survived by: his wife, Margaret of Sidney; his brother, Adrine “Boots” Erickson of Wolf Point; his children, Diana Erickson (Arch) Tamietti of Missoula, Pauline Erickson (Myron) Gackle of Circle, Dennis (Marlys) Erickson of Vida, Darla Erickson (Greg) Farmer of Grand Junction, CO; his grandchildren, Jason Tamietti of Missoula, Jarett (Amy) Tamietti of Missoula, Jeffry (Jennifer) Tamietti of Medical Lake, WA, Gary (Lynae) Gackle of Circle, Jody Gackle (Craig) Dyk of Circle, Doree Gackle (John) Deming of Circle, Rusty (Tiffany) Gackle of Billings, Brady (Candace) Erickson of Circle, Brielle Erickson (Ben) Larson of Sidney, Christopher (Stephanie) Farmer of West Lafayette, IN, Andrew (Torre) Farmer of West Lafayette, IN, and Jeremy Farmer of Grand Junction, CO; his great grandchildren, Jeffry T., Ashlyn and Makayla Tamietti, Isabella Tamietti, Hannah, Caleb, and Grace Gackle, Nathan and Seth Dyk, Rylee, Audree, and Cydnee Deming, Kylie and Tyler Erickson, Rhys and Malia Larson, Caitlyn and Brett Farmer, Drew and Kylar Farmer; four step sons, Dave, Brian, and Jeff Anderson all of Sidney; and Mike Anderson of Kentucky. Bud was preceded in death by: his parents, Axel and Lena Erickson; his 1st wife, Della Sandberg Erickson; his brothers, Marvin and Robert Erickson; his sister, Ardean Erickson Leuenberger and infant sister, Pauline Ruth Erickson.