|8/27/2013 9:42:00 AM|
Eric J. Raisanen
Eric J. Raisanen, 40, of Sauk Centre and formerly of Annandale, died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, after a tragic accident.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, with Pastor Edward Groop officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in French Lake. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday, both at the funeral chapel. A prayer service will be held 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral chapel.
He is survived by his mother, Doris of Annandale; siblings and their spouses Ronald and Nancy of Annandale, Diane and Paul Bode of Madison Lake, Peggy of Annandale and Jerry and Fay of South Haven; nieces and nephews Ryan, Nadine, Becca, Bethany, Nate, Harley and Max; one great-niece, one great-nephew and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father Raymond.
Eric Joseph Raisanen was born March 2, 1973, in St. Cloud to Raymond and Doris (Kangas) Raisanen. He grew up in Annandale and graduated from Annandale High School with the Class of 1991. Eric was working as the assistant superintendent at GreyStone Golf Club in Sauk Centre. He enjoyed sports of all kinds; especially baseball and golf. His sports highlights were playing for the Anoka Ramsey Community College Golden Rams, playing in the High School State Baseball Tournament for the Annandale Cardinals and in the MBA Amateur State Tournament for the Maple Lake Lakers. He had a very good memory and loved history, trivia and sports statistics. Eric loved to travel, and spend time with family.
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