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Eric Thorsen

August 2, 1971 — June 21, 2022

Grand Portage

Eric W. Thorsen, 50, Grand Portage, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Eric was born August 2, 1971 in Duluth, grew up in Minneapolis, and had made his home in Grand Portage for the last 20 years.  He was employed by the Grand Portage Reservation.

He enjoyed cooking, fishing, golf, fixing things, and everything and anything to do with the outdoors.

Eric was preceded in death by his father, Dean Fraser and an aunt, Jan Bernal.

He is survived by children, Brett, Xavier “Wawatay”, Alexxus, and Jaxsen Thorsen; his mother, Jackie (Frank) Miller; former wife and good friend, Annie; an uncle, Robert Thorsen; an aunt, Nora (Marvin) Olson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Celebration of Life will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Mount Rose Community Church, 1 Eliza Rd. Grand Portage. To share your memories or condolences online please visit

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Mt Rose Community Church

1 Eliza Rd, Grand Portage, MN 55605

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