Eric Raisanen, formerly of Annandale

Eric J. Raisanen, age 40, of Sauk Centre and formerly of Annandale, died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, after a tragic accident. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale with Rev. Edward Groop officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in French Lake. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday, both at the funeral chapel. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday evening 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 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; seven nieces and nephews: Ryan, Nadine, Becca, Bethany, Nate, Harley and Max; one great-niece, one great-nephew, many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Raymond. Obituary, guestbook, video tribute and funeral webcast are available online at