Meriem Roberta Erichsen was born on Feb. 23, 1913 in Early, the daughter of Robert and Carrie (Haradon) Scothorn. The family moved to a farm near Curlew where she began her education. They also farmed near Laurens and later moved to Sutherland where her father ran a hardware store. \Meriem graduated from Sutherland High School and continued on at the University of Iowa at Cedar Falls where she majored in education. Following graduation she taught in country schools around Sutherland.
Meriem and Henry Frederick Erichsen were united in marriage in 1936 at South Sioux City, Neb. They farmed on the Erichsen family farm south of Remsen. During those years Meriem continued to teach at area country schools and Union Consolidated School. They retired in 1978 and moved to Marcus. Henry passed away in 1982. Meriem moved to the Heartland Care Center in Marcus on May 15, 1998.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Henry; and a brother Douglas
She will be lovingly remembered by a cousin Lucille Ott of Marcus; and close family friends Paul and Shirley Shea of Marcus, and Clyde and Carol Schuttpelz of Le Mars.