When Crystal Sauser’s husband died after a two-year battle with most cancers, she was devastated. Nonetheless, she channeled her grief right into a humorous and touching obituary to honor her late accomplice. Now, the tribute to the 43-year-old husband and father of three goes viral.
“Eric A. Sauser, AKA Tremendous Dad, Aka Simple, simply rockin’ dude from Omaha, NE handed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, February 26, 2021, on the age of 43 along with his spouse by his aspect,” the obituary started.
“His departure was simply in time for him to make his non secular look at each Pink Sox spring recreation,” it continued. “Eric is survived by his spouse, Crystal, and three kids, Amelia, Violet and Benjamin all of whom will doubtless sleep in the identical mattress for a few years to return (sorry, Eric).”
Right here’s a picture of the household from earlier than the leukemia analysis, as posted to Crystal Sauser’s Fb in 2017:
Posted by Crystal Sauser on Friday, Might 19, 2017
Sauser went on to explain her husband as a person with “many, many buddies” who cherished “on this order, his smoking scorching spouse, his good children and household, his many buddies, the Boston Pink Sox, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (earlier than being a Chiefs fan was cool), the Huskers, Liverpool Futbol, QT iced tea, Adidas sneakers, fishing, backpacking, mountaineering, looking, and any previous Chevy he noticed on the highway.”
She joked that his reason for dying was “both leukemia or extra doubtless being ‘lifeless horny.’”
“Eric, we’ve at all times cherished you and miss you already,” she wrote.
The cheeky and candy obituary was revealed within the native paper and circulated extensively on social media, and Sauser says her husband can be glad that it’s giving individuals pleasure.
This tweet displaying the revealed obit is from native Omaha World-Herald reporter Bob Glissman:
— Bob Glissmann (@BobGlissmann) February 28, 2021
“I’m unhappy as a result of I’ve a damaged coronary heart, however I’m not unhappy as a result of we didn’t win our journey,” Crystal Sauser instructed “Good Morning America.” “Eric by no means needed pity … we sort of maintained that in writing the obituary.”
Sauser says her husband’s analysis of leukemia greater than two years in the past was stunning, however that he dealt with his sickness with grace.
A celebration of life was held for Eric on March 2, and the obituary famous, “Following the service, the household requests jamming out to Ozzy Osbourne and elevating a chilly beer (ideally Busch Mild) in celebration of Eric’s life.”