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Eric 'Fritz' Torstenson

Eric "Fritz" Torstenson, 50, Gladstone, died suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in Gladstone. The funeral services for Eric are at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, with the Rev. Tim Voth officiating. Vis...

Eric "Fritz" Torstenson, 50, Gladstone, died suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in Gladstone.

The funeral services for Eric are at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, with the Rev. Tim Voth officiating.

Visitation is from 5-9 p.m. today at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, and continues from 8 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Eric Torstenson was born Dec. 8, 1956, in Minot, to Joel and Mary (Emerick) Torstenson. Fritz moved with his family to Dickinson in 1959, and then to Gladstone in 1961.

After graduating from Dickinson High School, he began working in the oil fields until the early 1980s, at which he began a career in construction.

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Fritz enjoyed assembling model cars as well as working on the "real ones," he also enjoyed fishing, and time with his family was very dear to him. Time with his nieces and nephews was cherished.

Fritz is survived by his mother; two brothers, Gene, Dickinson, and Tom (Connie), Gladstone; one sister-in-law, Judy Torstenson, Dickinson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his dad; his step-father, Oscar Bratberg; and one brother, Joel.

(Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson)

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