ERIK RUNE MEDHUS, age 20, passed away October 6, 2009 in Houston, Texas. Erik was born in Houston on September 21, 1989. He graduated from Westchester High School in May of 2007, and was attending Houston Community College on track to becoming a certified welder. Among Erik's many passions were his family, friends, music, motor sports, and anything mechanical. A talented musician and budding welder, Erik was a sweet and gentle soul. Even though his death was premature, he lived life to the fullest. This shining star, with his charming sense of humor and warm smile, will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. Erik is preceded in death by his grandmother Aslaug Medhus and his aunt Denise Ribelles. He is survived by his parents, Rune and Elisa Medhus, his sisters, Kristina, Michelle, and Annika, and his brother, Lukas. He is also survived by his grandfather Osvald Medhus in Norway, and grandparents Jacqueline and Jose Ribelles of Houston. Visitation will be 5:00 - 8:00 PM Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 12:30 PM Monday, October 12, 2009 in the Chapel of Memorial Oaks. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Erik's name to the Houston Community College Welding Technology Program, ATTN: James Owens, HCC Central Campus, 1301 Alabama, JBW room 218, Houston, TX 77004; 713-718-6899.

Published by Houston Chronicle on Oct. 9, 2009.
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I love you Erik. Thank you for everything.
Chantal M
March 26, 2021
Thank you Erik,I am eternally grateful...until we meet.......
Veronica Creek
January 6, 2020
Tisha Iness
October 19, 2019
Thinking of you on the anniversary of your passing Erik. Lots and lots of love ❤
Katie Wagner
October 3, 2019
Nikki Garcia
August 25, 2019
Erik, I want to thank you and your mother for opening my mind and my heart. I lost my husband Taylor on May 16 he was 46. He died of a sudden heart attack and devastated and broke the hearts of our family. He truly was such an amazing father, loved his family, and loved so many deeply and truly, He truly radiated the Aloha Spirit. I used to believe that I would be heartbroken for the rest of my life. I started researching like your mother life after death, and I wanted to desperately continue to communicate with him through mediums. Because of you, your mother, and your videos I can wake up everyday and view life differently. Because of the information and knowledge you have brought to this side, I can now continue to really LIVE, LOVE, and ACCEPT. You Saved Me.
Jessie Vallies
December 16, 2018
Dear Medhus Family,

I didn't know Erik, but his life has touched me deeply. Though Erik is with you- and us- still, it doesn't take away the extraordinary grief of losing his physical self as he was in life. He seemed a dear, special person, loving and caring as anyone can aspire to be. He also seemed very fortunate to have a loving family who adored him, and vice versa. He was a gift in life and continues to help people in extraordinary ways. I wish very much that I could have known Erik in life, and want to express my sincerest condolences for your loss.

Katie Wagner
November 2, 2018
Erik, I also would love to say thank you. You have changed my whole perspective on life and death. Thank you for allowing all of us to listen to your messages. Your mother (and family) are AMAZING and I adore them! Thanks so much, Erik! Hugs
Amy Clover
September 3, 2018
Erik, thank you. You are an amazing spiritual guide.
Wendy Cruz
August 7, 2018
Dear Erik,
I feel your energy radiate. Thank you for being an amazing spiritual guide and teacher.

Giulia Lenzi
August 7, 2018
Thank you Eric for being a good spiritual teacher! Especially for the souls still trapped in our human shell. You help me to find meaning to my life. God Bless!
Michele Wiest
July 27, 2018
I love you forever.
June 27, 2018
Just recently stumbled onto the youtube videos. Pretty much confirm my viewpoints on the afterlife. Very insightful and fascinating. Eric will be a shining star in the lives of so many people. Great man from a great family.

With love,
June 25, 2018
Thank You
Lauralee (Juckett) Allen & Family
June 21, 2018
You and your mom is my hero. Thank you for the YouTube's video's. It has helped me with my loss of my mother. But it is shame your mom had to lose a handsome young man. It you have helped millions today with your books and YouTube so Thank you and Thank you to your mother.
Jill Forzstek
January 29, 2018
Hanne Jorunn Skoglund
October 8, 2017
Reaching out...
August 26, 2017
Dear Erik I can feel your energy radiating
through my bipolar soul. Thank you and I
Love you for getting me through my disorder

I will see you soon
Your spiritual Friend
Serapio Pena
June 25, 2017
Lighting a candle in memory of beautiful Erik and my son David. Both sweet faces, too good for this world. Peace for both ☮☮
April 25, 2017
Erik we all love you and I want to say thanks to you and your mom for the broadcasts they really help out and hopefully one day we will meet when I transition.
Kimberly West
February 25, 2017
I have been listening to you over the past year and feel like I know you. I recently watched the YouTube when your mom spoke to Dolores Cannon. This was particularly of interest to me because I have studied her work and I am currently practicing her technique. Thank you for your service to all of us doing this kind of work.
Denise Beuttell
January 30, 2017
ErikI Love You. I know it was written in your Chart to leave when you did. You and your Mother have done so much for humanity. I do enjoy our conversations. You are so appreciated.Love You,Janis Bell
Janis bell
June 16, 2016
I have only begun to read about Erik and his visitations to you and your family and friends, and I'm captivated because I think it's real! My sister died in 1976, age 18, when I was 10. We had the same birthday, and I always felt we had a special connection. I looked up to her like a mom. A psychic once described a guardian angel and described my sister to a T, including the scaring on her face from her fatal car accident, and the yellow dress she wore in her high school graduation picture. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I look forward to reading all that you've written, and I know Erik is with you, and I think all of us, through you. He was a good son, and brother. Sending you love from Florida
Carolyn Huff
May 3, 2016
I watched many of your videos online. I have learned alot from you Jamie and your Mom. Thanks for all the info. Best wishes to your family too.
Jacqueline Woo
August 31, 2014
I finished your book and I have to say it was so beautiful and touching.I feel so happy to know that Erik is happy and at peace.It also brings me happiness to know that Elisa and Erik's bond is stronger than ever. So many questions of mine have been answered in this book.It gives me great pleasure in knowing your loved ones are always with you. God Bless you Erik and your entire family!
Annette Moya
March 16, 2014
I want to thank Erik and his family for the beautiful gift of Dr. Medhus's book. I am so happy Erik found peace. I hope your family has found peace as well. God bless you all.
kathy lebowski
March 2, 2014
To A Beautiful Soul, who will be greatly missed,
Kim Robinson
November 14, 2013
I watched some of your videos of Erik on youtube, Very Beautiful, Sorry for your loss, but I know He'll always be with you in Spirit, You will be missed Erik,
Kim Robinson
November 14, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Last month I found Channeling Erik. It's an honor to meet your family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Judi Harris
February 3, 2012
Hi my names jake i met your family a few years ago. I spent the night at yalls house with erik and right from the bat i new he was an awesome person. i recently got out of rehab in Arizona i am so very sorry of your loss and erik and your family will always be in my prayers, God Bless.
Jake Conner
October 14, 2010
I am so very sorry that you and your beautiful family have had this tremendous, heart breaking loss. I hope that you all can find the strength to cherish the memories and find support and love in each other and your special angel in heaven.
God bless you all,
Jacquie Fogel
Jacquie Fogel
January 12, 2010
Erik’s Eulogy

How heartwarming it is to see that so many of you have come to bid Erik a fond farewell. Toward the end of his life, he often felt so lonely, but as I look out at this large gathering today, clearly he is deeply loved.

I do want my words to offer comfort to friends and family, and I hope that they ultimately will, but I also hunger to share my grief and purge this awful darkness from my heart. When a mother loses a son or daughter, the tragic horror of it all reaches the most intense level imaginable. For me, the world has lost all of its color and is draped in a dreary gray. It’s as though we mothers are bonded to our children with an invisible umbilical cord that is both physical and emotional in nature. When severed, especially in such a sudden and unanticipated way, there is great pain. I carry a heavy cloak of sadness on my shoulders that I cannot shirk. But as the days pass, that cloak lightens and the pain lessens, thanks to the solace and support of friends and family. I’m so grateful to you all.

Erik and I shared a lovely bond. During his childhood, we lavished each other with affection and attention. I’d take him on his special Buddy Day once a week to have ice cream at Baskin Robbins, visit his favorite stores, play in the park or go to the movies. We even had a special handshake and saying that only he and I shared. Every night I read him bedtime stories, sang his favorite lullabies, shared with him all those qualities that made him so special to me and told him how very grateful I was that he chose to be a part of my life.

We spent a lot of time together, Erik and I, particularly during the years I homeschooled him. To satisfy that voracious appetite of his, we made many trips to Goode Company, Chick-Fil-A, Subway, and other places. I loved those many moments when we simply sat outside to enjoy each other’s company.

We also shared some of the same taste in music. We loved to hang out in his truck together listening to AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Heart, and other great bands. Of course sometimes we had to compromise on the volume, especially when Lil Wayne was blasting through his system. I miss listening to his amazing guitar playing, watching him practice his welding, and hearing in great and often excessive detail about the subjects that enthralled him so. He was a man of immense passion.

Erik also had a gift for noticing the beauty around him. Even as a toddler, his sense of aesthetics was very keen, especially for beautiful women. He’d tell them how lovely their dress looked, how soft their hair felt, and how much he loved them. He even begged his preschool teacher, Ms. Kane, to wait for him instead of marrying her fiancée. One of the funniest memories I have of Erik happened while we were vacationing in the Cayman Islands. We were all sitting together around a large table at an outdoor restaurant. He was sitting in his grandmother’s cozy lap snuggling against her chest. After a while, he sat up a little, pulled at the collar of her t-shirt and peered inside with great interest. Then he looked into her face and said with fond admiration, “Nice boobs, Bestemor.”

Although I have regrets as most mothers do, I am so grateful that I told him I loved him every day, several times a day and that he did the same for me. I smothered him with hugs and kisses as often as his tolerance would allow and whenever he caught me gazing at him with a sappy look of adoration, he’d roll his eyes with a smile on his face and tell me how annoying I was. I want so deeply to annoy him once more.

Like most of us, Erik had plenty of ups and downs, but when his failures outnumbered his successes, I’d say, ‘Erik, I am never disappointed in you. I know that each of us have to travel our own path in life and those paths are all unique. For some, that journey is littered with some serious potholes, but each is a teachable moment to be treasured because they bring us wisdom, compassion and soulfulness. As long as the defeats are steppingstones to success rather than weapons to sabotage self worth, it’ll all be okay, Erik. I have faith in you.’

Erik was such a wonderful soul. So gentle. So sweet. So affectionate. So sensitive. So concerned for the feelings of others. As most of you know, he had a charming sense of humor that could lift the moods of all around him. Oh and that smile. That loving, kindhearted, and often rascally smile. His smile lit up the world with warmth and joy. I miss that smile.

I truly believe Erik graced our lives to teach us something. Maybe that something was to learn to love and accept each other unconditionally in spite of our quirks and flaws. In the end, it doesn’t really matter if a person went to Harvard or HCC, has lost a job with no prospects for one in the near future, brings home a report card that isn’t perfect, or aspires to be a blue collar worker rather than a doctor or a lawyer. What really matters is how deeply we love and are loved. I hope we all remember that when our kids leave for school every morning and go to bed every night. Erik sacrificed in great anguish to pass those lessons along to us.

I take great comfort in knowing that Erik is at peace now, free from anguish and pain. I know that he’s in the loving care of Aunt Neecy, Bestemor, his close friends, Allie and Jordan, among others. I pray that he will comfort and care for us until we are all united once more.

Erik, my baby boy, my darling angel, the world is a dimmer place without you. But I am grateful and honored that the angels loaned you to us for twenty beautiful years, years I will forever cherish. You have made me a better person and the world a better place. I love you with all of my heart.

Elisa Medhus
December 1, 2009
Kjære Rune og Elisa
Då Knut Bjørn ringde tysdag kveld, vart det mykje gråt her på Hellinghaug. Det er så vanskeleg å forstå at Erik Rune ikkje er blant oss lenger. Det følgde alltid noko stilt og godt med Erik. Og det gode smilet – slik Kristina så riktig minner om i den varme og oppriktige omtalen av Erik i Houston Chronicle.
I desse tunge dagane vil eg ta fram noko lyst. Eg tenkjer på at du Rune og du Elisa har bygd opp ein god heim, der barna alltid er midtpunktet. Og det eneståande samholdet i familien. Dette er frukter av mors og fars kjærleik. Og i eit slikt godt og varmt familiemiljø vaks Erik opp.
Det er godt å tenke på dette no.
Sorg og saknad kan ingen overta. Det blir ein åleine om. Men gode venner og ein trygg familie – slik som hjå dykk – hjelper til å bera sorga og saknet. Det er så godt å tenke på at du Rune har Elisa ved din side og at du Elisa har Rune, og saman med Kristina og Houston, Michelle og Shane, Lukas og Annika støttar kvarandre.

Så sit eg no her og tenker på Erik Rune – frå den første turen hans til Hellinghaug – til Hol kyrkje, der namnet Erik Rune for første gong vart nemnt offisielt. Så etter kvart dei mange turane til Hol, og dei gode samvære på Hellinghaug – der bestemor Åslaug laga julehøgtid så mang ein gong. Og så dei seinare åra, då vi kunne samlast på Øldehaugen. Holsåsen var noko viktig for Erik – det fortel dei mange bilda Erik har derifrå, i sin facebook.
Bilder er godt å ha, dei må ein ta vare på. Det beste bilde av Erik ber vi likevel med oss i minnet – der vil den gode guten alltid vera; hjå mamma og pappa, hjå sysken, tanter, onklar, syskenbarn og bestefar.
Det var så godt at Margaret, Knut Bjørn og Bente Karin får vera saman med dykk desse dagane. I dag samlast de i Memorial Oaks Funeral Home – og i morgon i the Chapel of Memorial Oaks. Eg ville så gjerne ha vore saman med dykk desse dagane. Men i tankane er eg med.

Osvald Medhus
December 1, 2009
Kristina's Eulogy

My sweet little brother. I love you so much. I will miss you forever and always. I wonder what Thanksgiving and Christmas will be like without you. I cry just thinking about how you will not be a groomsman at my wedding one day. I am sad because I feel in this world you did not fully comprehend how much you were loved. But I think now, in Heaven, you do. Now you are free. I never thought I would be writing your obituary, or speaking at your memorial service. You were supposed to be doing that for me one day. I used to carry you around on my hip, just 1 or 2 years old at the time, when you were just a toddler. I beat up the bullies for you, but I guess I couldn't protect you from everything. I know I will never get over the loss of you, my little brother. But I hope the memories that now make me sad will one day make me smile in fond, loving memory of you.

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

Your big sister, Kristina
Kristina Medhus
December 1, 2009
A Eulogy for My Little Brother, Erik

My dear brother, my kindred spirit, my little partner in crime. I stand up here today in a reluctant state of disbelief. Since your untimely passing, my head has been savagely inundated with countless blissful memories of our life together. Our bond was so special and unbreakable, and I will miss our crazy endeavors as a perfect pair. Because there is simply no time to verbalize every sweet recollection of your beautiful existence as my little brother, I ask each lamenting soul in this room to envision your angelic, smiling face.
Those who have had the divine honor of sharing a part of their life with Erik will forever remember how sweet and caring he was, especially toward his only niece, Arleen. She was his pride and joy, and he loved her to unfathomable depths.
While he was still among us, his love for everyone radiated from all possible places in his heart. It is comforting to know that an immeasurable amount of it continues to touch everyone here and beyond. His warm hand is constantly trying to alleviate the pain and suffering felt as a result of his passing. I am undoubtedly assured that his torment has ceased to cast a heavy darkness on his pure spirit. His worldly chains have finally been lifted, and, as a result, his face can be felt on your skin when the sun beams down from the Heavens. His fingers can be felt combing through your hair when a cool breeze gently refreshes your face. His soul is the rain that is slowly washing away all this anguish. Never second-guess his presence, for he is always around us, breathing happiness into our darkened souls bit by bit. Erik, my love for you is and will always be without Earthly bounds. Blessed be the day when we meet again. You’re my main man.

I love you sweetheart.

Your big sister, Michelle
Michelle Medhus
December 1, 2009
I don’t know where to start as there is so much to say about you. A best friend, a brother, a son; in each role you did your best, often finishing a phone call with a “love u”. Love is what you brought us and you still do, but in a different way now. But rest assured and in peace, we love you too so much and always will. I can feel your presence as I am writing this, and that’s why the words come easy and simple, our relationship has never ended and you will always ride along with all of us in our lives. Great Erik, you had fingers like spider legs that could build and fix things at will, like a one-man factory. So many talents you displayed. You never hesitated to help a friend-or even a stranger in distress. You were an expert in a whole lot of things and all these things you did with a light heart, open to anyone who wanted in. You had the positive attitude of the man who does not seek the eye of the public but instead thrived on human presence, and activities with us, your loved ones, just being together. For you it was the best thing in the world. We gave you all that and much more, and for this reason, I feel happy for you, and I am happy myself. I thank you so much for lighting up the end of my long days at work with your smiles and ingenuity and endless projects. Also for letting me stay at your house when I felt alone. We never wasted a moment together. You were the king of the bike meet, the master installer and crafter, the one who answered the phone, no matter what, and if you didn’t, we missed you…just like today; but don’t worry about us, because your love is in the air, and is helping all of us to cope and heal. You left a little unexpectedly but it’s all right; no shame, no blame, no lack of fame. But I have one request: please watch over us. Erik, May you reach your place of peace and serenity, because you deserve it, and like we used to say, get there, at the speed of light! We’ll see each other again. Rest in peace baby brother.
Valentin Rieuff
December 1, 2009
“God works in mysterious ways.” How true that is today. But what is not a mystery to me is the tremendous impact you had on us, Erik. More perhaps than you even realized. During the 20 years I had the privilege of knowing you, you taught us unconditional love, compassion and acceptance. That was your life’s work. And I can’t think of any higher calling than that. And this will impact all of us for generations to come.

You were the sweetest person I have ever known, and your sensitivity sometimes caused hardship for you, but even through that, you never passed judgment on anyone, ever.

Erik was always concerned about other people and their feelings.
I remember one day—Erik was probably around 3 or 4 years old—he had just gotten his vaccinations. Elisa came in carrying him, and I asked, “How are you doing?” Erik answered by laying his head on Elisa’s shoulder, patting her gently on the back and saying, “I have a good time.”

As he was growing up, we spent many of our holidays in Norway, and he came to love everything Norwegian, including Bestefar, Bestemor, his uncle Knut Bjorn (and his military uniforms—by the way Erik always liked to dress up looking good), aunt Margaret, and aunt Bente Karin, plus all his cousins. He especially loved cross county skiing at our place up there, it was so peaceful, he once told me.

Although the language barrier played a factor in communicating, normally it was not a problem. Except perhaps one time, when Erik was 4 or 5years old. He and Bestemor (my mother) were sitting out in her garden. He was asking her, “What color is this? What color is that?” and then he asked her, “What color is your butt?” My mother told me later that she did not know what the word “butt” ment, but she answered it anyway, since Erik was talking about colors. So she said “Green.” His eyes grew big as saucers, and in amazement he asked, “You have a green butt?!”

Later on, Erik developed a keen interest in anything with wheels, and anything he could steer. He got his first electric Monster truck on his 5th birthday, and when I told him it was time to go to bed that night, he replied by saying, “I like to sleep right here, on the hood of the truck.” That passion propelled Erik into becoming the great mechanic he was.

At age 13, he took an old snowmobile that I’d left at my parents’ house in Norway that had not been started for 15 years. Erik worked on it day and night for 2 days. He got it started, and rewired the whole electrical system while he was at it.

Erik had many hobbies and passions: skateboarding, snowboarding, motorcycle riding, bike riding, horseback riding, boating, wake boarding, cross country skiing, bike repair, truck restorations and customizing, welding, and anything else mechanical. While some of these hobbies came and went, the constant in Erik’s life was his love of music. He taught himself to play the guitar and his musical talent came to light quickly. He became very good at it, playing both classical and electric guitar. Music, to him, was a comfort and a release from daily struggles.

Erik, I will sorely miss you sitting on the couch, playing Malagueña on your 12-string or a blistering, amped-up Jimi Hendrix song, blaring from your room. The door didn’t have to be open to hear it. And I also think the neighbors got a free concert as well.

I will miss going together to the racetrack with our motorcycles, or riding on country roads, and you passing me, doing a wheelie.

I will miss your great smile that could light up a room, and your funny sense of humor.

I will miss hearing your very modified truck coming home late at night, preceded by the BOOM BOOM BOOM from your highly modified stereo system.

I will miss you coming to me, showing me new cool stuff on the internet.

I will miss your inside jokes—you know what I’m talking about.

I will miss saying to each other, “ bye I love you” after each phone call and each goodbye.

Your ups and downs was sometimes hard on your sensitive soul, but it gives me great comfort to know that you are now free, free of earthly trials and tribulations.

The saying, “Only the Good Die Young” has never been more true than it is here today.

Erik, from the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for the honor of having been your student here on earth for the past 20 years. So long for now. Godspeed and God bless you, my dearest son, Erik. I will miss you. Bye I love you.

Love, Pappa
Rune Medhus
November 30, 2009
Dear Erik,
You were my boy too, you grew up with Christopher, you have a special place in my heart and your picture is on my desk.
Now, when I see a butterfly, I think of you, for you are now free and hanging around I am sure.
Bon voyage, now on, you will ride wild white horses!
My sincere affection is with you,

November 9, 2009
Kjære Rune, Elisa, Kristina,Michelle, Lucas and Annika.
We are so much thinking about you. It is so sad that the wonderful boy Erik is not here anymore. We will remember the nice time we had at your cabin at Storemyr , and the time we shared in your wonderful home in Houston. You will always be in our hearts, Erik.
Rest in peace.
Our deepest symphaties. Love yo.
Inger Margrethe and family.
Inger Margrethe Medhus
November 6, 2009
Hi Erik,
You will be missed tremendously but rest in peace wherever you are. You and your family will always be in my thoughts and my heart.
Sara Park
November 5, 2009
Erik, our nephew that we miss so much! We know you are now on a greater mission but still yearn for your presence. We all love you very much.
Laura / Jim White
November 5, 2009
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Kjære familien Rune Medhus!

Vår dypeste medfølelse i sorgen.

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Here is one of my favorite photos of Erik
Elisa Medhus
October 16, 2009

We are sorry about your son. We learn to love him very much and made him feel at home everytime he visited us. We enjoyed his music, what a fine piano player he was also his friendly smile. I remember last year on his Birthday, he come home and told me "Ms. Wikstrom" is my birthday today, it was already late. I asked him if he wanted to have dinner with us in a restaurant, he said , fine and we all went to Chachos, the place he selected.

What a fine young man he was. Always respectful and love to talk to in a very friendly and loving manner.

He will always be in our hearts and prayes.

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.


Martha, David and Natalie Wikstrom
maartha wikstrom
October 14, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We at MSR Houston send our condolences. Please let us know if we can help in any way.
MSR Houston
October 14, 2009
Hi all,

Again, I would like to thank everyone for their love and support after the death of my son, Erik. The website for online donations to the HCC welding department was incorrect. The link is If you have any questions or problems about the site or donations, please call Sophia at 713-718-8488.

Thanks and love,

Elisa Medhus
Elisa Medhus
October 14, 2009
Please join us in remembering Erik Rune Medhus by visiting our Memorial at Through this site, we invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family by leaving both written and spoken Guest Book messages. To leave an Audio Guest Book message, dial 1-800-553-0107. Your unique code is 17361018. Callers outside the US and Canada dial 1-408-907-1028.
Elisa Medhus
October 13, 2009
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Erik always wanted to help friends and strangers in need. In his obituary, we suggested that in lieu of flowers, Erik would have wanted to help his fellow welding students who do not have the funds to buy necessary equipment like tools, welding rods, etc. Houston Community College has established a foundation for such donations. Please make any donations you can to Houston Community College Foundation, Attn: Welding Program Fund, 3100 Main, MC 1148, Houston, TX 77002 or online at
Elisa Medhus
October 13, 2009
Dear Rune and Elisa,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sam and Samara Ginzburg
October 12, 2009
Kjære Rune og Elisa,
Kristina, Michelle, Lukas og Annika

Vår djupaste medkjensle i sorgen.

Helsing frå Anne Marit og Ole Bjørn,
Fredrik, Knut og Aase
October 12, 2009
Dear Elisa and Rune: We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and sympathies are with you and your family.
Sam and Samara Ginzburg Manhasset, New york
October 12, 2009
Dear Kristina
The doctors and staff at Memorial Clinical Associates are so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother
October 12, 2009
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Andrea Rocha (SME Dallas)
Andrea Rocha
October 12, 2009
You have my deepest sympathies on the death of your son. Dr Ribelles may you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you now.My prayers are with you and your family. I know that the love of those around you will help you through the days ahead.
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Marcela Lara
October 12, 2009
Dear Elisa and Rune,
It was with great sadness we received the message about your loss of Erik. Our deepest thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Inger and Geir Holm
October 12, 2009
Dear Elisa: My heart goes out to you and your family. I am terribly sorry for your loss. In sympathy, Rita Rosenkranz
Rita Rosenkranz
October 11, 2009
My deepest sympathies go out to your family at this time. Our lives interact with so many diverse people, that it saddens everyone to see someone who was so unique no longer be here to both teach and to learn from. Erik will be truely missed, but he was one person who's in my class reinforced and taught me much about what it is to be a student and to be human...and Erik's impression on me continues to surface in everything I do consciously and subconsciously, and in that way he will always be present, and he will always be there contributing to future generations.

I pray for your family to have courage to see through these tough times, to be relieved of the grief as best as you can, and to live life with the delight and passion in the manner Erik could possess.

“There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. "
Samuel DeJohn
October 10, 2009
Kjære Elisa og Rune. Det er ufatteleg og utruleg trist å høyre at Erik er borte. Me tenkjer mykje på dykk i denne tunge tida.
  Maria og Jan Robert
October 10, 2009
Kjære Elisa og Rune. Det er ufatteleg og utruleg trist å høyre at Erik er borte. Me tenkjer på dykk i denne tunge tida.
Maria og Jan Robert
October 10, 2009
My deepest of sympathy to all your famiy and friends.Eric I shall cherish my memories of our time spent together during lunch in the couryard,watching you playing music and laughing with friends.I enjoyed our conversations no matter whether you were asking advice about girls,telling me the latest music I should listen to or sharing a joke.I hope each time you came to my office I was able to brighten your day.I will never forget that contagious smile and twinkle in your eye.

Mrs.Amanda Dikdan
Westchester Academy
Amanda Dikdan
October 9, 2009
Dear Medhus family,

I was shocked and saddened to read in today's paper about Erik's passing. As his Kindergarten teacher at MDE, I remember Erik as a gentle, smart, inquisitive, beautiful blonde haired boy who was interested in everything.
I remember being glad when Erik returned to my classroom, after taking a leave for a few months for home schooling. Such a terrible loss. Sincere condolences to the Medhus family.
Suzette VanderEnde
October 9, 2009
Dear Medhus Family,

I am very shocked to read the sad news of Erik's passing in today's paper. As Erik's Kindergarten teacher at MDE, I have fond memories of Erik. He was a smart, inquisitive, beautiful blonde haired boy with a sweet and gentle nature.
I remember how glad I was that Erik returned to my K class, after a couple of months absence, (while being home schooled).
My sincere condolences to the Medhus family. This is such a terrible loss of a fine young man.
Suzette VanderEnde
October 9, 2009
Rune. Vi fekk denne triste meldinga i går om at de har mista ein kjær son. Vi tenkjer på dykk og dei tunge dagane de no har.
Helsing frå Marie og Arne.
October 9, 2009
my thoughts and prayers are with you and erik will always be in my heart!
we love you and miss you erik!!
gone but not forgotten...
amy castro
October 9, 2009
The Westchester Alumni Association, Inc., especially the classes of 1973 and 2008, expresses our deepest sympathy to the family of Erik Rune Medhus.
Westchester Alumni Association, Inc.
October 9, 2009
Rune and thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.
Debbie Tinnell Ellis
October 9, 2009
My sweet little brother. I love you so much. I will miss you forever and always. I wonder what Thanksgiving and Christmas will be like. I cry just thinking about how you will not be a groomsman at my wedding one day. I am sad because I feel in this world you did not fully comprehend how much you were loved. But I think now, in Heaven, you do. Now you are free. I never thought I would be writing your obituary, or speaking at your memorial service. You were supposed to be doing that for me one day. I used to carry you around on my hip, just 5 or 6 years old at the time, when you were just a toddler. I beat up the bullies for you, but I guess I couldn't protect you from everything. I know I will never get over the loss of you, my little brother. But I hope the memories that now make me sad will one day make me smile in fond, loving memory of you.
Kristina Medhus
October 9, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss. Erik will be greatly missed.
Debbie Wilson
October 9, 2009
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