Ernest Eric Espinosa's journey on this earth ended on Saturday, October 5, 2019 so that his journey in heaven could begin. He was diagnosed with Grade IV Glioblastoma in January 2018. Eric's faith in God, courage and sense of humor allowed us 20 months of precious time. Celebration of Life service will be at Riverside Church 20924 Highway 7 West in Hutchinson, MN on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Arnold Allison officiating.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Eric to:
American Brain Tumor Association or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Eric was born December 13, 1956 in Denver, Colorado to Patricia and Ernie Espinosa. He was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and at the age of 22 joined the United States Air Force where he served for 12 years. Eric settled down in Hutchinson, Minnesota when he met Becky, his wife of 14 years. He worked a very fulfilling job at Hutchinson Technology for several years and was also known by many as the voice of Easy E at the radio station where he enjoyed engineering sports and Sunday services.
Eric is survived by:
Spouse: Becky Espinosa
Children and Stepchildren: Eric Espinosa, Christina (BJ) Rodriguez, Matthew (Amy) Espinosa, Chris (Brandy) Craft, Matla Rivenson, and Tiffani Espinosa (Justin Heuer)
Mother: Patricia Espinosa
Father and Stepmother: Ernie & Jannease Espinosa
Brother: Eddie (Leona) Espinosa
Sister: Gail (Dario) Vielma
Stepbrother: Jon Espinosa
7 Grandchildren; 2 Nieces; 2 Nephews and many other family and friends.
Eric is preceded in death by:
his infant son Jonny Espinosa
Former wife, Shari Claeys
Paternal Grandparents: Anastacio & Lupe Espinosa
Maternal Grandparents: Moses & Mary Marques
The family would like to acknowledge and thank all of his caregivers during his journey:
Givens Brain Tumor Center Hutchinson Health Cancer Clinic St. Cloud VA Medical Center