Erik Bjorn TommeraasenDecember 17, 1969 ~ May 14, 2008 (age 38)
In Loving Memory of
Erik Bjorn Tommeraasen
Erik Tommeraasen was born on December 17, 1969 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Courtney and Karen Pierson Tommeraasen. He grew up in Slayton and graduated from Slayton High School in 1988. Following high school Erik attended Willmar Vocational and Technical College in Willmar, MN for auto body repair. Following his graduation in 1991 he started working for Don and Verns Ford Dealership in Willmar. In 1993 he moved to Currie, MN and worked for TC Auto Body in Slayton. Erik later worked in equipment and machinery fabrication. He most recently was working in construction of Ethanol Plants. Erik passed away in the loving presence of his family and close friend on May 14, 2008 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 38. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton. Erik enjoyed spending time with his family, riding bike, snowmobiling, running with his dog, fixing cars, art, and music and also playing his guitar. Erik loved reading, watching the History Channel and educational programs on PBS to learn about new things.
Survivors include his two sons, Caleb Ruppert and Craig Tommeraasen both of Marshall, MN, his parents, Courtney and Karen Tommeraasen of Slayton, MN, one sister, Karna Tommeraasen of Phoenix, AZ, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins, his friend Jean, and his faithful dog Saidey. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Blanche Pierson, and Albert and Mildred Tommeraasen, and one cousin, Susan Engebretson.
Christ Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Ted Kunze officiating. The organist is Twyla Hungerford. Interment is at Slayton Memorial Gardens Slayton, MN.
Visitation will be on Friday, May 16, from 4-7 PM at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton with a prayer services at 7:00 PM. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to the American Diabetes Association.