The Free Press, Mankato, MN

August 28, 2013

Eric J. Raisanen

— Eric J. Raisanen, age 40, of Sauk Centre and formerly of Annandale and Mankato, died suddenly Saturday, August 24, 2013 after a tragic accident.

    Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 30 at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in French Lake.  Visitation will be 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 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral chapel.

    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.

    He is survived by his mother, Doris of Annandale; siblings & their spouses Ronald & Nancy of Annandale, Diane & Paul Bode of Madison Lake, Peggy of Annandale and Jerry & Fay of South Haven; seven nieces and nephews Ryan, Nadine, Becca, Bethany, Nate, Harley and Max; one great niece, one great nephew and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his father Raymond.