KIVIKAS, DANIEL Daniel Kivikas was born in Annedal,Sweden on November 27, 1964. The only child of Uldenago and Eva Kivikas, Daniel could often be seen near the golf course, practicing until there was no grass left. He was an excellent athlete who could master any sport, like golf, tennis and skiing. Daniel was also a perfectionist and a high achiever. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Lund, he went on to marry his sweetheart and best friend, Annika Wetterlundh. They moved to the San Diego area 12 years ago when Daniel took the job as a CEO for a large Wireless Consulting Firm. He was a very special person, full of love, compassion and always thinking of others and soon was very much liked and developed a close relationship with his employees. He always took time to listen and cared very much for them. On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, Daniel Kivikas passed away at the age of 48 in San Diego, California. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Annika Kivikas, of San Diego and two wonderful daughters, Hanna and Sara of San Diego. He will also be missed by his parents in Sweden, Uldenago and Eva Kivikas. A Memorial Service is planned for later this month in Sweden and the Inurnment will be private. No Services are planned for the San Diego area. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Annika Kivikas College Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 3433 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, California 92130. www.eastcountymortuary.com

Published in U-T San Diego on Dec. 21, 2012