Matthew Patrick Erickson, 29, of Chatfield, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in an accident near Winona.

He was born Sept. 17, 1984, to Steven and Deborah (Henry) Erickson in Rochester. He attended school in Lanesboro and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 2003.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, hunting and anything that could involve fun. He enjoyed working in the agriculture industry and was pleased to have recently moved closer to home. He worked as agriculture technician for Benson Farm Service of Lewiston.

Survivors include his parents, Steven and Deborah of rural Chatfield; two brothers, Chad (Annie Hongerholt) of Ham Lake and Seth (Jessica) Erickson of Lanesboro; one sister, Kery (Kevin Weatherly) of Chatfield and his niece, Hailey Erickson.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents.

A funeral service was held on Friday, Jan. 10, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Roger Lokker of Greenleafton Reformed Church officiating.

Burial followed the service at Pilot Mound Cemetery in rural Chatfield.

The family prefers memorials to Pilot Mound Lutheran Cemetery or Bruce's Legacy, a search, rescue, and recovery volunteer organization, or your local search, rescue, and recovery organization.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro assisted the family with funeral arrangements.