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Eric Gabrielson Obituary, Death: Beloved Father and Husband Dies in Accident on May 9

Eric Gabrielson Obituary, Death: Beloved Father and Husband Dies in Accident on May 9

May 17, 2024
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Beloved father and husband Eric Gabrielson of Clarkfield, Minnesota, has sadly passed away. Eric died on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at the age of 31, leaving those who knew him devastated. The news of his passing was confirmed through a heartfelt post made on Thursday, May 16, 2024, which read, “I didn’t know Eric Gabrielson for very long since I just moved to the prairie a few years ago, but he was a great guy. He told me where to get milk directly from a farmer and got me set up to learn about medicinal foraged plants from his mom, Tami Gabrielson.”

Early Life and Career

Eric David Gabrielson was born on May 7, 1993, to Duane and Tami Gabrielson at the Chippewa County Hospital in Montevideo. His birth was a significant moment in the history of Chippewa County. During his final year of high school, Eric was a member of the Dawson-Boyd football team that won the state championship. He graduated with the Class of 2012, and this strength and dedication continued throughout his high school years. After receiving his diploma, Eric explored various careers, working in mechanics and as a part-time truck driver for Viessman Trucking. However, his true calling was in the field, working alongside his father, Duane, and grandfather, David, as a third-generation farmer. Together, they operated like a well-oiled machine.

Family and Personal Life

Family was the cornerstone of Eric’s life. He was a devoted uncle to his nieces and nephews, showering them with love and affection. Rarely was he seen in a photo without being surrounded by the children who adored him. His younger siblings, Justin and Megan, cherish the memories of playing in the treehouse and the grove near their home. Eric enjoyed family activities such as wakeboarding, skiing, ice fishing, and trips to Norway Lake. He made a special effort to stay active with his grandparents and always took the time to visit his great-grandmother Marge.

Eric had a profound love for dogs, particularly his own dog, Maya. He also had a taste for spicy food, often seeking out dishes that made him break a sweat. An old soul, Eric yearned for simpler times and was a lifelong learner, always eager to discover new things about history and the world around him.

Legacy and Tribute

Eric Gabrielson leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and dedication. He is survived by his wife, Christina Mercier, and their baby, “Poppy,” who is due in November 2024. He is also survived by his parents, Duane and Tami Gabrielson; his brother, Justin (Mary Ann) Gabrielson; his sister, Megan Gabrielson; his nieces and nephews, Emery Nelson, Kyro Gabrielson, and Aria Nelson; his grandparents, David and Janet Gabrielson; his great-grandmother, Marge; and many special cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, and his beloved dog, Maya.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the first responders who worked tirelessly and never gave up fighting for Eric. Their efforts are deeply appreciated during this difficult time.

A gathering and time of visitation with Eric’s family and friends will be held on Sunday, May 19th, from 2-4 PM at the J.H. Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield. This gathering will provide an opportunity for those who knew and loved Eric to come together, share memories, and offer support to one another.


Eric Gabrielson’s sudden passing is a profound loss to his family, friends, and the community of Clarkfield. His life, though tragically cut short, was filled with love, joy, and a dedication to those he cared about. As we remember and honor his memory, we celebrate the impact he had on the lives of those around him. His legacy will live on in the hearts of his loved ones, and his spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him.

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