Eric R. Tourangeau, age 28, of 4335 County 416 20th Road Gladstone (Flat Rock area), passed away on Friday, March 14th, 2008 as a result of a auto accident that occurred that day in the LaBranch area while he was traveling to work.
Eric was born March 4th, 1980 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, the son of Robert J. Tourangeau, Jr, and the former Lori J. Hunter and Eric was a lifelong Flat Rock resident. After graduating Gladstone High School in 1999, he attended Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba and received an Associate Degree in Science/ Biology. Eric later received a BA Degree from Northern Michigan University in Marquette in Environmental Science/Biology. He was currently employed for SCSI with E&LS Railroad. While growing up and pursuing his higher education, Eric proudly worked with his family on their dairy farm, Tourangeau Dairy, in Flat Rock.
Eric was a member of Holy Family Church in Flat Rock where he also served as an usher and a member of Holy Family Men
The Bobby Joe Tourangeau family, we are saddened to hear of the passing of your son Eric. Life is so fragile and is hard to understand why the lives of young people are cut short. We pray that God sends the Holy Spirit to comfort you and your family in this difficult time. Cherish the memories of Eric and who he touched, and know that he has passed into the loving care of our Lord and Savior. Our deepest sympathy’s
Diana and Mark Rossmann
My thoughts and prayers go out to Eric’s family in this tough time. Eric was an absolutely amazing person and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Chippewa Falls, WI
I am SO thankful that I came up with mom and dad (Darlene and Elliot) way back in 1996. After that visit I started coming up a couple times a year. I loved getting to know the family. Looking back there are so many wonderful memories. If I had more vacation time and money I would have come up more. I can’t change the past but I am truly thankful for learning more about you. I know you and Bobby will take care of each other. I miss you both soooo much.
Monique De Rocher
To the Tourangeau family,
Eric was a great person and everyone who met him liked him. He touched many lives and he will be missed by all who knew him. My heart goes out to you and you will be in my prayers.
Crystal, Brent, & Riley Martin
Our hearts go out to each of you today and in the days to come. Eric will always be one of ‘Our Flatrock Boys’. The bond between those young men will go on through their shared memories which will keep Eric alive in their hearts and minds. Although we can’t be there today, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim and Shurlee Plouff
To the Tourangeau family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and Eric in our prayers.
Mike and Cheryl Kobasic
We will miss Eric. He was such a great guy. My kids thought the world of him especially Teddy. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Eric was one of those people that you could always count on, he was my best friend. We shared so many times together right till the end. I will miss him always and will never forget the great times we had. I look forward to seeing him again in the next lifetime. He will always live on in my heart.
Whenever I was around Eric he always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. He was a great man and will be missed by many. His life will never be forgotten and his love will be forever stamped onto the heart of all his friends and family, espcially his siblings, parents, and Jean.
Our deepest sympathy to all of you in this terrible loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie, Bob and Drake Bertnick
Eric was such a great friend I will miss him dearly
Menomonee Falls, WI
We will always remember Eric as a fun and caring friend. We always joked around and laughed a lot together. He was a good friend and we will miss him greatly. Our hearts go out to the Tourangeau family.
Brian, Bethany & Benjamin Broeders
To the Tourangeau family,
Eric was by far one of the nicest guys I have ever met. I was shocked and saddened by the news. Even though I will not be able to attend his funeral, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I really feel blessed to have met Eric, he will truly be missed. May every memory bring a smile each and every day.
Appleton , WI
So sorry about your loss. May your happy memories live on! Our sympathy goes out to all of you at this time.
Scott and Sharice Breidenbach
To the Family,
I never got the chance to meet Eric, but he was friends with my daughter, Jennifer Perrigo and Jason Malnar. My heart goes out to you at this time. I can only imagine the pain of losing a child, may God help you through this time now and the days to come. My prays are with now and always.
I really just started getting to know Eric but we had some great times together! My boyfriend spent a lot of time with Eric, Playing football at the Soderman classic!! He will be missed deeply, its just so hard to believe that he’s actually gone. My heart is with his family, I can’t imagine how difficult this must be. Big brother can now take care of little brother.
Jenn Perrigo and Jason Malnar
Dear Tourangeau Family,
Wasn’t it just yesterday that I had Eric as a student in first grade? My heart goes out to you in this time of sadness. Flat Rock has lost such a pleasant industrious young man. Words seem so inadequate at a time like this. I wish I were there to hug all of you and to join you as I know many tears are being shed.
Fort Mohave, AZ
Lori, Bob and family, Betty Lou and Art,
You are in our prayers as you are dealing with this awful tragedy. Our hearts are with you to help carry your burden. Love, Jay and Jack, Leroy, Judy and family, Marcia, Jim and family
Janice and Jack O’Driscoll
Sun City, AZ
Bob and Lori,
Words cannot express how saddened we are at the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Cathy & Sarah Nelson & Ken O”Hare
I always enjoyed working with Erik at Building 20 he was always willing to help anybody with anything, I myself will miss his smiles and and freindly manner, ….. My Prayers are with the family and freinds
Michael J. Bonifas
Bob, Lori,Ember & family~
I was so saddened to hear of Eric’s passing. When I heard the name, I prayed it was not your son/grandson. My heart is breaking for you all. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I have no words that can posssible ease your pain, but know that many are with you, praying for your strength and comfort. Our sincere condolences.
Nancy ,Dan, Drew & Addison (O’Hare) Bailey
Our hearts are with you during this very difficult time. You raised a wonderful young man with a beautiful spirit. Know that your friends and family are praying for peace of your mind and heart… and do not forget that you are loved…
Kristina Poma (Menard)
I’m so sorry for your loss. Eric was a great guy, he was fun to be around and always made you laugh. Just try to think of all the good things about Eric and the things he did, that will for sure put a smile on your face. He will be sadly missed.
Bark River, MI
Eric had a special gift, he had an amazing ability to laugh in almost any situation, possessed a wonderful sense of humor and a smile that could light up a room. He always made me laugh, always shared our farming stories, was a very fun guy and I shall miss him very much. He was at our home many times and I was able to see sides of Eric, but he always had that brillian personality that he shared and showed to everyone he met. I know he is in a higher place, with no pain, and someday I know I will see him again. I hold his family in my deepest daily prayers. He will be truly missed by us all.
Bark River , MI
Eric I still can’t beleive that you are gone…. You were such a great person to be around… Not only were you my cousin but you were like a brother to me along with everyone else in your family.. You will be greatly missed by everyone.. Take care of Bobby up there for us…. Love always, Jenny
I have so many memories with Eric that I don’t even know where to start. We’ve known each other since 4th grade and graduated together in 99. I remember so many things from playing football on the playground at Flat Rock, camping trips, sledding, golfing, casino runs, and so much more. One of the last times I got to spend with Eric was actually one year ago this week when he came to Florida for Spring Break. I can’t believe that last year he was sleeping on my couch and enjoying a vacation and now he’s gone. I will always consider him one of my best friends and I will never forget the great times that we had.
Fort Walton Beach. FL