Eric J. Almquist

May 13, 1968 ~ February 18, 2018 (age 49)

Eric J. Almquist. Age 49 of Park Ridge. Beloved husband Paula Jo, nee Farrell. Loving father of Caroline Jo Almquist. Devoted son of John A. and Janice E. Almquist. Dear brother of Luci (Bill) Lankford, Traci (Mark) Hedstrom, Tom (Candy) and Steve Almquist. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Eric loved his family, baseball, hockey, his fraternity and travel. He had been to every MLB ball park in the US and it was a family tradition to visit a different ballpark for opening day every year. He went to Iowa State University and was very involved in the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He made some life long friends and continued his support and leadership to the fraternity throughout the years. Eric touched a lot of people and was always there to help his friends and family. He was a "go to guy" to get the job done and was involved in many activities in the community and in his parish. Eric will be loved and missed by all who knew him.  Visitation Thursday, February 22, 3-8 p.m. at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. Funeral Friday, 9:30 a.m. from funeral home to St. Paul of the Cross Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, an educational fund is being designated for Caroline Jo Almquist,

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