Eric R. Shekels

Eric R. Shekels, age 34, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away Friday, August 1, 2019, at his home with family.

Eric was born October 12, 1984, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to Shawn and Dawn (Kaster) Shekels. He graduated from Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, VA. in 2001. He enlisted in the United States Navy where he was stationed in Hawaii and was honorably discharged in 2007. He graduated from UW LaCrosse in 2012 and was currently working at Trienda in Portage.

Eric enjoyed paintball, videogames, reading and spending time with family. He was a volunteer with the Knights of Columbus.

Eric was preceded in death by his niece, Emilie Belle Shekels, and his grandparents.

Mother: Dawn Shekels
Father: Shawn Shekels
Brother: Shane (Jazzy) Shekels
Brother: Sam Shekels
Nephew: Rowan Shekels
Niece: Delilah Vitale
Grandparents: Paul & Carol Kaster
Uncle: Doug (Kristen) Kaster
Uncle: Steve (Penny) Shekels
Aunt: Sandy (Linda) Shekels
Further survived by many other aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and friends

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  1. W. Rueben Lanke says:

    Shawn Sorry to hear of Eric

  2. Toni Dolata says:

    Paul and Carol, So sorry for your loss.

  3. LISA M GURECKI says:

    I can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling. I can only hope that your memories will provide some comfort and peace during this difficult time.
    Deepest sympathies.

  4. Hans & Dorothy Menck says:

    Carol & Pete & Family- We are so very sorry for your loss. What a hard time for all of you. Please know you are in our
    thoughts & prayers. May God, Family & all the love sent your way help you all through this sad time.
    Love & Prayers to All, Hans & Dorothy

  5. Julie, Dylan, and Molly Wysocky says:

    Paul, Carol & Family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending lots of hugs and prayers your way.

  6. Heidi Millin says:

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of Eric.
    Eric will be greatly missed but his kindness and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.

  7. Roz Goodhue (Jensen) says:

    Shane and family, my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Starr Knight says:

    So sorry for your loss!

  9. Jaana says:

    So so sorry for your loss..I am still in shock and truly feel for you all, he was such a cute kid when I met him first around 30 years ago whilst being part of your lovely family for a summer..ever since always included in Christmas cards with love and hearing he had been also huge help to your Mum&Dad..this is such sad news but what ever happened may he rest in peace and you all find strenght to stay strong for each others and support each others through this sorrow and heartbreak..I am sure he surrounds you as an Guardian Angel and good memories giving light&love to your lives after him..but there are no words really, just wanting to send you all big family sending deepest condolences from Finland too.Love you.

  10. Kathryn NEWSOM says:

    I’m so sorry Dawn and Shawn, my heart goes out to you as you go through this. sending my condolences also to Doug and to Paul and Carol Kastor.

  11. Ann & Harley Grotzke says:

    Our sincerest condolences to the family on the loss of Eric. Mat you all find comfort knowing he is no longer in pain and is looking down upon you all with God’s grace!

  12. David family says:

    So sorry for your loss. We know Eric was a treasure to his grandparents Paul and Carol. Theresa and Dennis David

  13. Angie Roberts says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  14. Dorothy says:

    Dawn, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  15. Marilyn McGinnis says:

    Dawn and family we are so sorry for the loss of Eric. We truly know how difficult this is. RIP Eric

  16. Jeannie Hilson and Ken Brauner says:

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  17. Jim & Gloria Kaufman says:

    Sending our deepest sympathies

  18. Chuck and Paula Green says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  19. Karla Sindelar says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  20. Doug & Mary(Brook)Scurto says:

    We are so sorry for your loss and prayers to the family,

  21. Roberta Nelson McFarlane says:

    Dawn, sorry for your loss

  22. Valerie Mecklenburg says: heart breaks for you sincerely…hugs


    My deepest condolences.

  24. Pam Zindars says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  25. Peg Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss

  26. Jeanette, Eric, Dallas and Devon says:

    Shawn, Dawn, Shane and the rest of the Shekels family our sincerest sympathies for the loss of Eric. May you feel the love and prayers that are uplifting you during this tremendously hard time. God Speed Eric…you will be missed ❤

  27. Becky "church" Smith says:

    I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy. I will be praying g for you guys in the upcoming weeks. Becky “church” Smith