Eric Almquist Obituary, Death – We come here today with heavy hearts to celebrate the life of Correctional Officer Eric Almquist, a loyal and courageous member of our community who passed away too soon. Eric’s life was cut tragically short at age 27 when he was involved in a motorcycle accident in St. Francis.
Eric’s dedication and feeling of responsibility shone through during his time as a corrections officer. He worked hard and cared deeply about his coworkers and patients, making a lasting impression on all of them. Eric was well-liked and respected beyond the prison walls for his kindness and willingness to go the extra mile for others.
Everyone he met was instantly warmed by his sweet nature and captivating smile. Eric’s passion for motorcycles reflected his fearless personality. The independence that came with being on the road brought him comfort and delight. The fact that he died young because of something he was so passionate about is a horrible irony.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric’s loved ones at this time of loss. We are sorry for your loss and send our condolences. I pray that the time spent together and Eric’s legacy bring you peace and strength. Even though Eric is physically gone, he will always be with us in spirit. His unflinching generosity and commitment to service will long be remembered.
The family would prefer memorial contributions be sent to a charity in lieu of flowers. Let us all carry on his spirit of generosity and kindness in his memory. With aching hearts, but also profound thankfulness for having known him, we say goodbye to Eric. His legacy will live on in the hearts of those he touched, and his name will always be remembered with affection. I pray that he finds everlasting peace.