It is with very heavy hearts that the Stelck family shares the passing of Eric Stelck, 54, on February 16, 2023. Eric was a fun-loving boisterous soul who loved to make people laugh. He had the ability to make long-lasting friends easily as always said, “I’m local wherever I go.” He loved to surf, snowboard, skateboard, play guitar and drums and hang out with his family and friends. He was learning fly fishing and enjoying immersing in water, trees, and nature, where his heart called. Eric’s latest greatest hobby was building up his Jeep and taking it out into the desert and mountains. Eric spent his life in the construction business where he started at 16, making his life-long career culminating with his own business as a General Contractor for 23 years. He built everything from tract homes, commercial buildings (including churches which he felt honored to do). Eric started his business with remodels, new construction, top of the line chicken coops, garden boxes and treehouses throughout Northern and Southern California, finalizing with finish and interior carpentry. He was creative, meticulous, and always proud of his work.
He loved to share his passions to travel with his family surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding trips. He was a trusted soul who was a much sought out confidant. He had such strength and spiritual beliefs and always tried to give a positive outlook to all who did. He follows his son, Dylan Stelck 7-11-23, into the arms of God. Eric is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rhonda Stelck of Verdi, NV; son and daughter-in-law, Ian Stelck and Shayna Vosburgh of Loyalton, CA; and daughter, Shalyn Stelck of Reno, NV; two younger brothers Matt (and Jody) Stelck and Ryan Stelck; dad and step-mom, Craig Stelck and Margaret Barnett-Stelck, and half-sister, Sierra Barnett; along with many loved cousins, niece, nephew and countless friends, many of whom were family.
The Stelck Family will take some time to process this unexpected sudden loss and plan for a Celebration of Life in late May when the weather will be better. Eric loved being outside and active and we want to remember him with the sunshine of Spring and warmth glowing on our faces.
We open this GoFundMe with the hopes to cover expenses and a memorial as this was such an unexpected and tragic loss. We will miss his smile and most definitely his laugh. Cards and condolences may be mailed to PO Box 263, Verdi, NV 89439. Please say a prayer and light a candle in his honor. He will be greatly missed. He was loved so much by so many.
The Verdi Tavern is having a benefit April 1, Saturday, from 12-5 hosting a silent auction and bands in honor of Eric.
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This team raised $3,110 from 24 other donations.