Obituary: Eric Stoike, 55, of Springfield, Va.

August 17, 2022

Eric Stoike

Obituary: Eric Stoike, 55, of Springfield, Va.

Eric Jon Stoike age 55 died peacefully in his home on July 17, 2022. Eric was born March 20, 1967 in California, the son of Donald and Sharon (Rahn) Stoike. He went on to spend the first half of his life in Appleton, Wis. and the second half in Springfield, Va. It’s a rare person who can keep life about the truly important things: friends, family, celebration, listening more than talking, laughter. These special people encourage us to pause and reflect and remain grounded in what we want to be. Eric was one of these rare, special people. He was 100% about love and laughter. He would always eat the desserts without guilt and hold someone’s hand or a hug a little longer — and that mischievous smile could melt your heart. He was the kindest, funniest, most loving person you could know. He was loved deeply and will be missed terribly.

Eric was preceded in death by his grandfather Carl Rahn and grandmother Beatrice (Pleiness) Rahn; his grandfather Albert Stoike; and his father Don. Eric will be greatly missed by his mother Sharon; two sisters Patra Al-Saadi and Lara (Sam) Hittle; his nieces Lucy Hittle and Tamara Al-Saadi; his nephew Cole Hittle; along with many cousins and aunts and uncles.

Family, friends and all others whose lives Eric touched are invited to join us for a graveside remembrance to be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at the Center Riverton Cemetery or from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31 at Lara’s home, W5165 Harbor Ct, Sherwood, Wis. Those who wish to remember Eric with a memorial donation are asked to please consider the Community Living Alternatives (CLA), the organization that Eric called home for over 28 years.

Eric’s family would like to thank Susan Keenan, Gena Bunney, Rafael Matros Thomas Kanu and everyone at CLA that made Eric feel loved and safe.

Wyman Funeral & Cremation Services in Scottville is assisting the Stoike (Rahn) family with local arrangements.

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