Erik Bjorn Tommeraasen

Born: Wed., Dec. 17, 1969
Died: Wed., May 14, 2008

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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.

Memorial Services

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.

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Linda Tobias
   Posted Fri May 16, 2008
Court and Karen you have my sympathy in the sudden loss of your son. Know that I am keeping your family in my prayers.

Craig Gertsema
   Posted Fri May 16, 2008
I am sorry to hear that Eric has passed away. Your family is in our prayers.
CAG

Joan ( Rambosky ) Estebo
   Posted Sat May 17, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Joan,Chad and Evan Estebo

Mel and Marianne Hauck
   Posted Sat May 24, 2008
We're so sorry to hear of Erik's sudden death. We pray for God's peace to you and your family.

barb snyder carlson
   Posted Sat May 24, 2008
HI, I AM WADE CARLSONS MOTHER. WADE WAS IN THE SAME GRADE AS YOUR SON. I JUST WANT TO SEND YOU MY SYMPATHIES AND PRAYERS. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF GRIEF. SINCERELY, BARBARA SNYDER CARLSON

John Hook
   Posted Wed May 28, 2008
You have our deepest sympathy.
It must be painfull to have a child missing from your life. Try to remember the good things and know that he will always be in your heart.
Sincerely,
Jack and Nancy Hook

Bruce Mears
   Posted Wed May 28, 2008
My thoughts are with you and your family.

Bruce Mears

Tami Nielsen-Olson
   Posted Tue June 03, 2008
I was shocked to learn of Erik's sudden death. Many special memories of SHS and Erik came to mind. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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