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“Patty, Mark, Evan and Katie,I am deeply saddened to learn of Eric's passing. I remember with great fondness a young man with an extraordinary amount...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Dennis Burrows - Florence, SC

“Dearest Mark, Patty, Evan, and Katie, I have often spoke of Eric to family, friends, and students whom I tutored over the last several years, and...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Anne Holewa - Paw Paw, MI

“Dearest Mark & Patty,I imagine there is no pain more far reaching and deeper than losing a child. Our hearts ache for you and your family at this...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Michael Millerwise - CHANDLER, AZ

“Patty and Family,I just learned of your sons passing today. My prayers are with you during this most difficult time of sorrow and loss. Although I...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Shelly Berg - KALAMAZOO, MI

“Dear Mark, Patty, and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time of sorrow. May the Lord bless you with comfort and peace...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Jean Hessler - Rockford, MI

“Mark, Patty & Family:So sorry to learn of your first son Erik's passing through Mary Kealy. What a very tragic loss! Just reading through the...Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Lauren Lawrence (Schaffer) - FL

“We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Please know that we hold your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God surround your family...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Don and Sue Juzwiak - Kalamazoo, MI

“Patty & Family ~I just learned of the loss of your son, Eric, and I am so very sorry to hear.Please know that you are all in my thoughts & prayers at...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Dee Lapekas - Kalamazoo, MI

“Patty and Mark- Evan and KatieFrom The Pinto Family- Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your amazing son, Eric. At St Marys and St Augustine School...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Cathy & Matthew Pinto - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dear Patty, Mark, Evan and Katie ~ I am shocked and very saddened to hear of Eric's passing. Although it has been many years since we last saw one...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Sherry Woodstock (formerly Summerfield) - MI

“Memories of Eric go all the way back to an eight year old who was, even then in second grade, a stand up comedian in the classroom. I loved his...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Dannie Hickson - Kalamazoo, MI

“Peace, Love, Strength and Courage. Rest easily my fellow Lymie. ”
12 of 32 | Posted by: Susan Ritval - Boston, MA

“My daughter is fighting Lyme Disease . Prayers to your family. ”
13 of 32 | Posted by: Terri Weidle - Jacksonville, FL

“Our memory is of Eric, Evan and Katie when they were little. They were neighbors on D Ave. back then. They would always come to Trick or Treat at our...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Al and Bev Pollard - Richland, MI

“With my heartfelt sympathy in your loss. I'm so sorry. ”
15 of 32 | Posted by: Marie Coburn - Galesburg, MI

“Patty and Family,I am so for your loss! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Janette Hosier & Family ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: Janette Hosier - South Haven, MI

“Patty,Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for you and your family over this heartbreaking loss. My prayers are with you through this time. ”
17 of 32 | Posted by: Beth Yerrick - Otsego, MI

“Patty and Mark I am so sorry my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
18 of 32 | Posted by: Gloria Brizendine - Augusta, MI

“Patty, Mark, Evan and Katie,May you find strength in each other and all those surrounding you as you go through this unimaginable journey together. ...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Julie Turner - Richland, MI

“Mark, With sympathy and prayer on the loss of your son. May God watch over you and your family during this very difficult time. ”
20 of 32 | Posted by: Kay Knitter - Kalamazoo, MI

“Patty, Mark and family,John and I are so sorry to hear the sad news about Eric's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Cathy Duda - South Haven, MI

“Patty, Mark and family,John and I are so sorry to hear the sad news about Eric's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Cathy Duda - South Haven, MI

“Patti and Mark, Katie and Evan - words cannot express my shock and sorrow at the loss of Eric. He and all of you are in my prayers. May the angels...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Fran Cichon - Chicago, IL

“Patty,I know how proud you were of Eric and all how proud you are of all of your children. I can't comprehend the pain you are feeling and the loss...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Jeff Pellerito - Zeeland, MI

“Mark and Family,My heart felt condolences on your loss. There are no words to express to you how sorry I am for your tragic loss. My family and I are...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Jim Miller - Plainwell, MI

“Mark,I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Carol-Lynne ”
26 of 32 | Posted by: Carol-Lynne Klein - Coworker

“I am so sorry to hear about your lost. I am praying for your family. I know that he will be missed. He is in your heart always and remember God will...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: rida Jones - Kalamazoo, MI

“Mark and Family,Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family. ”
28 of 32 | Posted by: Amy Saidla - Coworker

“To Patty and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to find the words but I know what u all are going through. I just lost my daughter on...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Kelly Matthews - Portage, MI

“Eric, you will be forever on my mind.With so much love and respect, Uncle David. ”
30 of 32 | Posted by: David Dembczynski - Chicago, IL

“I sincere sympathies are extended to your family Patty, Mark, Evan and Katie. I am at loss for words to tell you how my heart feels. I can't...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Ida Brady - Coldwater, MI

“Thinking of you and your family. ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: Janette Hosier - South Haven, MI


Eric Lee Anderson was called Home to eternal peace on Monday, November 21, 2016 at the age of 27. Eric was born in Kalamazoo, MI on June 2, 1989 to Mark and Patty (Dembczynski) Anderson. Eric graduated from Gull Lake High School in 2008. He attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and George Washington Community College in Chicago. He lived in Chicago, IL and recently moved back home to Galesburg. Eric's true love was comedy … stand-up comedy. Whether he was in front of an audience or with you one-on-one, his gift was making people laugh. His own laughter, itself, was incredibly contagious.

Waiting to greet Eric when he arrived at his Home of eternal peace are all of his grandparents and beloved Aunt Carolyn.

In addition to his parents, Eric is survived by his brother Evan Anderson and sister Katie Anderson. He had a special relationship with Uncle David Dembczynski who took Eric in when he moved to Chicago and gave him his wings in the city. Also surviving are his Aunt Shelly Veselenak, Uncle Joe Veselenak, cousins Rachelle (Mitch) Stressman, Michael (Shannon) Ostrander, Logan and Avery Ostrander, Uncle Jim (Debbie) Demski, cousins Jon (Corie) Demski and Jake Demski. Loyal companions to Eric are his dog Louie who are mutually crazy about each other and the cat he adopted, Mabel, that he rescued and gave her the love of his heart.

Celebration of Life will be held at Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home in Richland, MI where family will be receiving those whose lives Eric touched on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with a Rosary being prayed at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, Kalamazoo, with Rev. Father Dan Hyman officiating. Internment, following Mass, will be at Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI with a luncheon to follow at St. Thomas More Parish Social Hall where all are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to LymeDisease.org to recognize Eric's battle with Lyme Disease.