The passing of Eric McThurston Shodeen left a void in the hearts of those who knew him. Born on December 15, 1964, in Geneva, Illinois, Eric’s life was marked by kindness, generosity, and a deep love for family. As we reflect on his legacy, we seek answers to the question that lingers: What led to his untimely departure?
A Life Well Lived
Eric graduated from Geneva High School in 1983 and later earned a degree in Business Management from Kendall College in 1987. For over three decades, he dedicated himself to the family business, Shodeen Inc., leaving an indelible mark on the community. His spare moments were filled with painting and peaceful escapes to the Upper Peninsula, where he fished and found solace.
The Tragic Day
On March 22, 2015, Eric’s life took an unexpected turn. His passing at the age of 50 left family, friends, and colleagues grappling with grief. His two children, Holland and Wyatt Shodeen, now carry forward his memory. Eric’s wishes were simple: a private service for immediate family only. The pain of his loss remains, but so does the warmth of his spirit.
A Final Goodbye
Eric’s legacy extends beyond the business world. His genuine smile, soft-spoken nature, and selflessness touched everyone he encountered. Whether at J Christian’s salon or within the community, he left an impression that transcends time. As we bid farewell to this remarkable soul, we honor his journey and hold onto the hope that he rests in peace.
In the quiet corners of our hearts, Eric Shodeen lives on—a beacon of compassion and a reminder to cherish every moment.