Eric Hjalmer Sundquist, aged 90, went to his reward on January 21, 2018 in Bernalillo, NM. Eric was a resident of Independence most of his life, moving here in 1963. He lived here until moving to be close to his daughters on October 13, 2017 in New Mexico.
Eric was born on May 11, 1927 in Manitoba, Canada to John and Amelia Sundquist and had one brother, Ivan, all of whom preceded him in death. Eric grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan before meeting and marrying his wife of 58 years, Alice (Heisler) Sundquist of Oklahoma. Together, they had four children, Linda (Robert) Stewart of Albuquerque, NM, Barbara (Jeff) Hose of Sapulpa, OK, Sandra (Gregory) Beauman of Albuquerque, NM and Wayne Sundquist of Independence. Eric moved to the United States in 1960 with his family that then consisted of Alice and three daughters. They lived for a short time on a farm outside Humboldt, KS before moving to Independence where Eric soon started his own plumbing business, Eric’s Plumbing. After retirement in 1992, Eric and Alice traveled and enjoyed time with their children and grandchildren. Eric also volunteered at AWOL, the animal shelter in Independence. Eric could be seen around his neighborhood up until he moved, walking or on his bicycle and later, tricycle, often with his dogs.
Eric was preceded in death by his wife, Alice.
His children and 6 grandchildren, Andrea (Nathan) Huffstetler (Sapulpa, OK), Megan (Aaron) Zaitschik (Edmond, OK), Amanda and Zachary Sundquist (Bartlesville, OK), Cody and Josie Sundquist (Independence, KS) as well as four great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many, many friends remember him fondly and will miss him.
Services for Eric will be held Friday, February 16 at 10 a.m. at Webb & Rodrick Chapel in Independence, KS. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to AWOL and may be left with the chapel.
To leave online condolences for the family visit www.webbrodrickchapel.com
Dear Linda, Barbara, Sandra and Wayne....our hearts go out to you and our thoughts are with you all at this time. Eric and Alice were both very special to us. Always so kind and caring. I have known them since I was a teenager and always appreciated them. Wishing you all comfort in the days ahead.
Rick and Amy Lively
Rick and Amy LivelyKansas City, MO
Dear Linda, Barbara, Sandra, and Wayne.
We are thinking of you and remembering with thankfulness your father and mother.
Friends, Bill and Deanna Stevens
Bill and Deanna StevensGreenfield, IN
We are so sorry for your loss. My husband worked with Eric by setting septic tanks for him. It stated it was a pleasurable experience even if he did get him out in the mud and cold. He will be greatly missed by all who new him.
Mr and Mrs Robert MeadowsIndependence, KS