Sundin, 54, passes away |

Sundin, 54, passes away

Special to the DailyEric Sundin

Eric Sundin, 54, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at home with his family, after a courageous six-month battle with esophageal cancer. He was born on July 27, 1954 in Elgin, Ill.; to Hjalmar and Mary (Butterfield) Sundin. Eric moved to Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; with his wife Ginger in 2003 from Frisco. He owned Blazing Sky Lock & Key since 2004 and previously High Country Lock & Key in Frisco for 20 years. Eric was raised and attended school in Crystal Lake, Ill. He was a veteran and proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1975-1979. Eric was the assistant fire chief, EMT and public safety officer at Copper Mountain from 1980-1985, where his met his wife. He was a member of the Associated Locksmiths of America. Eric was intuitively knowledgeable in all things mechanical and fixed everything. He loved boating, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing and his work wholeheartedly. Eric was always generous with his time, advice and skills to help others and he always spoke his mind whether or not you wanted to hear it. Eric is survived by his wife of 22 years, Ginger of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; father, Hjalmar Sundin of Glenwood Springs, and sister, Norma Sundin of Dillon. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Sundin in 2006. A celebration of his life will be held in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; this fall at the dedication of The White Shoals Lighthouse on the island, when construction is completed and also in Frisco at Dillon Reservoir in September.Condolences and thoughts can be made to his family at Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory.

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