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Dooley Funeral Home Antwerp
Thursday December 23rd, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Hicksville Cornerstone Church
Friday December 24th, 2021
9:30am - 10:30am

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Hicksville Cornerstone Church
Friday December 24th, 2021

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Eric D Stairhime

Eric D. Stairhime, 60, of Hicksville, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Community Memorial Hospital.

Eric was born in Hicksville on May 7, 1961, a son of the late Diana (Cottrell) and Rodney Stairhime.

As a young man, he loved to work with his father on the family farm, excavating and working the land. He continued to enjoy hunting during his entire life. Labrador Retrievers always had a special place in his heart, his favorites being Ruckus and Reba. His charitable nature took him on mission trips, which included India. Eric attended Fort Wayne Bible College and he received his nursing degree from Hesston College, which he put to work as a registered nurse at DuPont Hospital in the Emergency Department.

Eric will be sadly missed by his wife of 5 years, Sue Alvarez Stairhime; sons, Joshua (Samantha) Stairhime, Jacob Stairhime, and Aaron (Jessica) Stairhime; stepsons, Nicholas (Allyssa) Alvarez, Jordan Alvarez, and Logan Alvarez; sisters, Tami (Todd) Hagerman & Lisa (Mark) Biery; grandchildren, Carson, Emery, Meredith, Jonas, Raegan & Elijah.

Eric was preceded in death by his first wife, Collette (Collie) Stairhime. Eric and Collie were married for 31 years, prior to her death in 2014.

Viewing is Thursday, December 23rd, 4 pm to 7 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W. River Street, Antwerp.

His funeral service Friday, December 24th, 10:30 am with viewing one hour prior at Hicksville Cornerstone Church, 232 W. Arthur Street, Hicksville.

Eric will be laid to rest in Scipio Cemetery Harlan, Indiana.

Memorials are to Youth for Christ, 6427 Oakbrook Parkway, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com


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Eric couldn't and can't, help but be a great guy, (who also chose great women to be in his life), along with great kids and sisters (and husbands),-- just look at his parents Rodney and Diane

B.S. Jan 1 2022 12:48 PM

Eric- amazing nurse. He was so observant, always helpful with things he would notice that others may not. He is so proud of his sons and always talked about them with me. That last trip to Kansas he told me was one of the best and he had pictures to prove it. An all around really great guy and I will miss him dearly

Andrew Offerle Dec 27 2021 9:07 PM

So sorry to hear of Eric's passing. He was such a nice person who was very kind to me as a new ER nurse. My deepest sympathies to his family and many friends. We can be comforted that he rests in his Savior's arms.

Teresa Robinson, Dupont PrePostPacu Dec 23 2021 10:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Stairhime

Michelle Lassiter Dec 23 2021 12:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Stairhime

Mike and Christy Wortman Dec 23 2021 5:48 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Stairhime

Erika Malone Dec 22 2021 10:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Stairhime

Dean Elliott Dec 22 2021 4:41 PM

I not only graduated with Eric, but he also took care of my dad in the ER at DuPont Hospital. He had such a caring and compassionate bedside manner. I am so sorry for your family's loss.

Nancy Lake Dec 22 2021 1:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Eric Stairhime

Sharon Springer, Dupont House Supervisor Dec 22 2021 1:19 PM

With deepest sympathy and fond memories of you from living in Hicksville and you sharing hunting stories with Harry your kindness will always be remembered.

Kay reed Dec 22 2021 11:56 AM

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