Eric Martin Tentis
Eric Martin Tentis, age 43, of St. Cloud, Minnesota passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday January 10, 2023, after a courageous battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. He was born Eric Martin Tentis on November 29, 1979, in Wabasha, Minnesota to Sherie Elstad Anderson and Steve Tentis.
Eric relocated from Wabasha to Jacksonville, Florida with his parents Sherie Elstad (Anderson) and Daniel Hanson in 1991. He was a 1998 graduate of Middleburg high school in Jacksonville Florida. Eric met the love of his life Carolyn Brown they were married in St Augustine Florida on September 5, 2002.
Eric enlisted in the United States Airforce and was deployed to Japan, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Eric is survived by his devoted wife Carolyn of 20 years and their son Vincent Thomas; he was a loving husband and father and will be missed greatly.
Preceded in death by Father Daniel Hanson, Grandparents Alice Elstad, Vincent Tentis, and Judy Krueger. Survived by his wife Carolyn and their son Vincent Thomas; mother Sherie Elstad Anderson (Vincent Maurice), dad Steve Tentis, sister Angela and brother-in-law Daniel Kelly, brother Vincent and sister-in-law Rowena Tentis, nephew Daniel and niece Catalina Tentis; Grandpa Richard Elstad; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Eric loved his family, he loved animals, he loved the beach, he loved music, he loved food, he loved the Vikings, and he loved life. He was quiet and reserved most of the time, but when you got him going, he could keep you laughing for days. He kept his circle of friends small but if you were a friend, you were a friend for life. Many that met Eric viewed him as a gentle giant, kind to all.
His celebration of life will be held in Wabasha in May 2023, more details to follow as plans are finalized. Eric’s Military burial will also be held later in May 2023.
His loss is felt around the world by the thousands he has touched. He was light. He was love. He was Tentis strong.