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IN MEMORY OF Erik Bjorn Tommeraasen - 2008

May 21, 2008

Erik Tommeraasen 
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Erik Tommeraasen
Memorial services Christ Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 17, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ted Kunze officiating.
1969 - Erik Bjorn Tommeraasen - 2008

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, Minnesota 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, South Dakota 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, Slayton, MN; one sister Karna Tommeraasen, Phoenix, AZ; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins, his friend Jean, and his faithful dog Saidey.  He was 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 p.m. with Rev. Ted Kunze officiating. The organist was Twyla Hungerford. Interment is at Slayton Memorial Gardens Slayton, MN. Sign online guestbook at totzkefuneralhome.com Totzke Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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