On March 28 my brother Eric would have been 43 years old. Eric was a good man who loved his family and his country. I miss him everyday, but take great comfort knowing I will see him again.
One of the best things he ever did was join the Marines and then the National Guard.
Here’s to you Eric!! Ooh-rah & Hooah!!!
I love you!!!
We are mourning the loss of not only Grandpa Wells but Grandma Wells as well today. She passed shortly after 1pm today of a ‘broken heart’. She peacefully went to be with the Lord and to be with her husband of 31 years.
Our family is thankful for the memories we have, and the time we were blessed to share with them. We love you Grandpa & Grandma Wells!!
Ionia Sentinel-Standard Obituaries:
Lake Funeral Home:
Grandpa Wells passed away early Thursday morning, and then Grandma followed less then 36 hours later — from a broken heart. So sad, but amazingly sweet at the same time. Speaks stronger then any words could of the love they had for each other for over 30 years.
Love the ones you have, you never know when they’ll be gone.
Grandma & Grandpa, you will be dearly missed.
As we ALL grapple with your loss, I for one am humbled to read on your myspace page, all those who knew you and admired you. I already knew you were a wonderful and good man. To know that others thought the same makes my heart swell and tears fall. Those of us left down here on Earth are trying to understand how you could be taken from us at such a young age (yes 40 is still a young age). You impacted more people than you realize Eric…I love you and I am proud of you. I wish I could have said that to you when you were still alive. Life is so fragile…I miss you!! Knowing that you were alive gave me some comfort at night Eric. You were my family – forever your sister, even if we were only step. Love your sister ~ Lisa
Eric Sheppard, aged 40, of Jenison, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 3, 2008. He was preceded in death by Ralph and Ellen Justice and Jean Sheppard. Surviving are his parents, George Sheppard, and Sharon Sheppard; his children, Carrie, Alisha, Nicole, and Desiree; step-children, Nathan, Emily, Emily B.; fiancée Holly Baker; six grandchildren; and many close family and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Dr., Grandville with Rev. Dennis Gilbert officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help meet the needs of the family. Relatives and friends may meet his family at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com. Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf