ERIC GEORGE FLADELAND
Eric George Fladeland, 54, of Naperville. Beloved husband of Cathy. Loving father of Emma. Cherished brother of Laura and Jason (Melissa). Dear uncle of LeAnn Ward, great-uncle of Mila Hoye and loyal friend to many. Visitation 4 to 7pm Wed., Feb. 24, 2021 at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301-75th St., Downers Grove, IL 60516. Masks and social distancing required and no more than 50 people in the funeral home at any one time. No food is allowed in the funeral home. Family and friends are asked to meet for Mass at 10am on Thurs., Feb. 25, 2021 at St. Irene Catholic Church, 28 W 441 Warrenville Rd., Warrenville, IL. The Mass will be live-streamed at https://youtu.be/tm1b6ncrCAM. Attending in person requires registration, see funeral home website for link. Private Interment Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Northern Illinois Food Bank, or your local food bank appreciated. Funeral Home phone 630/964-6500 or hjfunerals.com


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Published by Chicago Tribune on Feb. 23, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Feb
24
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Hallowell & James Funeral Home
301 75th Street, Downers Grove, IL 60516
Feb
25
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Irene Catholic Church
28 W 441 Warrenville Rd, Warrenville, Illinois
Funeral services provided by:
Hallowell & James Funeral Home
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Cathy & Emma, so sorry to hear about Eric’s passing. He was such a great person. Our friendship went back to Adventist in the early 90’s and although we moved away, he always made a point to reach out from time to time.

We wish you healing and comfort during this difficult time and a peace to wrap around you.
Curtis & Roxanne Benton
Friend
February 26, 2021
Wishing warmth and love to my cousins, their families, and especially to Cathy and Emma .
Margaret Faenza
February 25, 2021
Eric's positive, kind-hearted nature resonated among all those who came in contact with him. While I only knew him for a few months, he made a lasting impact by showing genuine appreciation for the value of those relationships developed in such a short time. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. He will truly be missed.
Bryan Averett
Coworker
February 25, 2021
Eric was an exceptional friend and colleague to all of us. He was always the first to check-in after inclement weather or tough meetings. He kept us delighted with sweet anecdotes from glittery prom dresses to heroic rescues from spiders and the occasional silly Dad joke. Eric adored his family. He shared his love for the Lord and quietly exhibited character of humble service to others. We are praying for comfort and peace for dear Cathy and Emma, knowing he's resting now. Our hearts are with you both.

- Julie Thompson
Julie Thompson
Coworker
February 25, 2021
I was lucky enough to get to know Eric thru work this year. He often spoke about his family and daughter going off to college. He was a kind and wonderful man. He will be missed. Sending love and thoughts to his family.
Laura Krisher
February 24, 2021
My Phi Kappa Psi brother Eric Fladeland always wore a smile and gave inspiring words of optimism to all his friends. Rest In Peace. Sympathy to his family.
Jeffrey Holdeman
February 24, 2021
Praying for the family. Eric quickly became a work friend and he will be missed.
Scott Mckinney
February 24, 2021
I started around the same time with Eric at Advantis/IBM. He was a wonderful guy and co-worker. His laughter was infectious and he made things fun. He'll be greatly missed.

Bob Chamberlain
Bob Chamberlain
Friend
February 24, 2021
I am gonna miss my Friend, Compatriot, Co-worker, and one of the best all-around folk. We never got to do that last get-together once I came on to the team. I miss your calls, your idea's your help, and your encouragement. We will meet again, I know this. Until then my friend, Gone too soon but a life well-lived. I will leave a wee dram out for you tonight.
Bryon Calhoun-Jones
February 24, 2021
I have no words to express my sorrow. Eric will be missed... but never forgotten!! Thank you for being a great friend and role model and mentor to Evan. I am thankful for his impact on our lives!! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hugs!!!
Barb cudone
February 24, 2021
I just started working with Eric this year as we helped each other out and bonded over a common cause. The odd thing was is that I felt like I had known Eric all my life. We spent countless hours on Zoom calls and I really got to appreciate Eric for being an honest, kind and overall a great human being. Eric, you will be missed and the ripple effects of you departing from us will be felt.
David Clapp
February 24, 2021
Eric it has been an absolute pleasure to have had you as a friend. It is hard to imagine that I have known you for 36 years. In all that time, you have never changed from being a loving, sweet and humble man. I will fondly remember your great laugh and amazing heart.
My condolences to Cathy and Emma and your family.
I am thinking of a wonderful reunion with your Mother in heaven. I can imagine Christina saying "pumpkin bread for all!!"
Matt Lewis
Friend
February 23, 2021
Eric and I worked together over the past year and made an impact on me personally. When my Uncle was going through a tough time losing his job, Eric stepped up to help network and coach him. He didn't have to do this but it made a major impact. Both my Uncle and I are very thankful for what he did. A genuine person, fantastic coworker and someone who I can call a true friend. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Don Aleshire
Coworker
February 23, 2021
We are so very sorry for the tragic loss of Eric due to Covid. We also lost our brother-in-law to this horrible disease last April. Please know that you are all in our prayers at this most difficult time. He is now with his Mom and Dad and grandparents whom we also miss. May you be blessed with strength and peace.
Bob and Kathy Berkowicz (Biegel)
February 23, 2021
David Katzman
February 23, 2021
I had known Eric on and off for many years through Ray Kasper. Eric was always a positive, friendly, wonderful person to speak with. His loss is heartbreaking, and I will miss him.
David Katzman
February 23, 2021
Eric was a kind personable coworker and devout professional. It is not only ability that marks a person, it is how they interact with other people where they truly show themselves. Eric was a respectful, engageable diligent, always courteous professional. I can only imagine how gentle loving and faithful he must have been to his family.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
David Wilson
Coworker
February 23, 2021
I only knew Eric for the last year as a co-worker (and a virtual one at that; I was not fortunate enough to meet him in person). Yet he became a friend as soon as I met him. He was warm, caring, funny, smart, and a great joy to know. He helped me, joked back and forth with me, made me feel a welcome part of the team after I joined, and asked questions about how I was and where I lived. I feel lucky to have known Eric as long as I did; my life is better for having had him in it. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Tim Dickinson
Coworker
February 23, 2021
An unbelievable light in this world. Eric's energy affected every person around him. He had an uncanny ability to get even the shyest people to open up and be themselves. I loved having 1:1 time with him, and I will cherish those memories for my life. He was a role model, an amazing contributor, and most importantly a wonderful father. He will be sorely missed and I pray for the family.
Jack Thomas
Coworker
February 23, 2021
I contacted last September with a request for an informational interview to learn about his work and seek his advice. He accepted my request, was generous with his time, informative, and kind. I was and am very appreciative -- it's not everyone who responds as favorably as Eric did.

I am very sorry for your loss.
Jonathan Abrams
Acquaintance
February 23, 2021