Eric “Rick” Robert Boklund Jr.
September 6, 1956 - May 22, 2021
Eric R. Boklund Jr., 64, of Mill Creek, Indiana passed away Friday, May 22, 2021 in Mill Creek, Indiana surrounded by loved ones.
He was born September 6, 1956 in La Porte, Indiana, the son of Eric Boklund Sr. and Ruth (Schroeder) Boklund.
Eric was a member of Sauktown Church of Christ and enjoyed preaching, hunting, and living his life raising, teaching, and uplifting his beloved children, Elin Marie Boklund and Eric Robert Boklund III.
He was a tool and die maker by trade and a CNC machine operator at Fitech in Michigan City, IN. The Executive Board at the School of American Music, Three Oaks, MI, donated to the SAM Scholarship Fund in memoriam of Eric, as he always supported the town of Three Oaks, Michigan through preaching at Three Oaks Church of Christ and supported the School of American Music, where his daughter currently teaches.
He is survived by his three sisters, Jaqueline Hitzeman of Fort Wayne, IN, Christine Nelson of La Porte, IN, and Teresa Dunlap of La Porte, IN; one brother, Mark (Kim) Boklund of Michigan City, IN; and several nieces and nephews. Eric was preceded in death by both of his parents; brother, Bruce Boklund; brother-in-law, John Hitzeman; and sister, Sharon Kroening.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Funeral services will be held following the visitation at 11:00 A.M. at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana. Internment will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, La Porte, IN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eric’s children, Elin and Eric.
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