Eric “Homey” Holmquist, age 36, of Brooklyn Park died suddenly Oct. 17, 2020. A walk through public visitation will be held 4 – 8 PM Thursday, Oct. 22nd at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 19001 Jackson Street NE, East Bethel. Private graveside service later at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Cemetery in Ham Lake.
Eric Holmquist was born to Luanne and Dave on February 9th, 1984 weighing in at a whopping 9 lbs 10 oz and welcomed at home by older brother Jason. At three he became a big brother to Amy. Eric met Jayme in 2012 on New Year’s Eve and married in 2019, gaining two more loving parents in Lori and Jerry, as well as many family members. The family welcomed Jayme with open arms knowing that she was the one perhaps even before he did. The love and happiness created between the two is everlasting, and Las Vegas will always be theirs.
Favorite childhood activities included riding his dog Brandy and playing with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His love for golf started at the age of 9 learning to play Katehaven Golf Course. Golf would be a life-long favorite activity with family and friends whenever the opportunity arose. In high school Eric played football and learned billiards. His father supported this hobby by dropping him off at the pool hall while he met friends at the bar and picking him up on the way home. He would go on to compete in many pool tournaments collecting numerous trophies along the way, playing on teams with the most creative names. Poker was another favorite pastime, and the two of clubs will forever bring him to mind for those who knew him.
Eric served in the National Guard for seven years and worked for BNSF Railway the past eight years.
Eric had a magnetic personality. He was the most likable guy in the room, always smiling, easy to get along with, best friend to many. This was evident by the 13 times he was included in the wedding party of friends and family members. Eric even officiated two weddings, memorably stating “by the power vested in me by www.theuniversalchurchoflife.com” at the end of his brother’s wedding bringing the perfect amount of levity to the end of the ceremony. He was persistent in bringing smiles to the faces of those around him.
Eric was a son, brother, husband, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend and so much more. Those who knew him will forever remember his kindness, his authenticity, and the joy for life he brought with him wherever he went. Eric we love you and you will forever live in our hearts.
Eric is survived by his wife, Jayme; parents, David and Luanne; siblings, Jason (Ali), Amy (Ben); grandmothers, Alice and Lorraine; parents-in-law, Jerry and Lori; nieces, Emery and MyKayla; nephews, Micah, Levi, Tyler and Dylan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jake, Casey (Mike); aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends.