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In Memory of Eric Weiss


4:00 - 7:00PM on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI; as well as one hour prior to the Mass on Sunday at church.

Funeral Services

2:00PM on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI.

Eric Eugene Weiss passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the River Falls Area Hospital. Born in River Falls, WI on February 9, 1992 to Kevin and Kari Weiss, Eric grew up with his loving family in the Hudson area where he attended grade school at St. Patrick’s, and graduated from Hudson High School in June 2010. Eric went on to study at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and later became a licensed real estate agent in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He worked for his Uncle Lonnie with the Lonnie Larson Remax Results team in the Hudson office.

Eric met the love of his life, Torrie Traynor, when he was 20 years old and they were together for seven years. They traveled through life doing it their way; including all the ups and downs and in-betweens always filled with love and laughs. The couple was settling down in River Falls dreaming of their future. His priority and greatest accomplishment was being a present and loving boyfriend (husband) to Torrie, a role he cherished.

Through Eric’s life journey, he will always be remembered for his love of family, outdoors and sports. His priority was his family, but his eyes would glisten with attention if you were to engage on a topic of deer hunting, baseball, football, or basketball. As a family we were whole, he brought us together and made us complete. We will forever feel his absence as we move forward without him.

He is survived by his loving partner and love of his life, Torrie Traynor of River Falls; parents, Kevin and Kari Weiss of Hudson; brother, Michael and his wife Hali of St. Paul; sisters, Rachel of Minneapolis and Hannah of La Crosse; grandmother, Wanda Larson Traynor, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and loving friends, all who he loved so much.

With his passing, Eric joins his paternal grandparents, Gene and Evelyn Weiss; his maternal grandfather, Wayne Larson; and his beloved uncle, Bruce Weiss in Heaven.

While we know we will no longer be greeted with his infectious warm smile, perfect goofy laugh, famous bear hugs or just to hang out and enjoy a great conversation and laughter, we have had the privilege of knowing an incredibly bright and shining soul that brought forth a lifetime of happiness and joy with his big heart that always had more to give than receive. Eric will live on through his gift of organ donation, our wish for the families that benefit from his final gift is that his spirit shines through and they forever feel his love.

Mass of Christian Burial for Eric will be held at 2:00PM on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, WI. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 4:00 – 7:00PM on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI; as well as one hour prior to the Mass on Sunday at church. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to be made to the American Heart Association.

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    • Dan Brinsko says:
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      Eric was one of my best friends from school it’s too bad he left us so soon. He was a great guy.
    • Kevin & Kari,
      Sending many prayers and our heartfelt sympathy to you and the entire family. May God wrap his arms around Eric and the entire family. God Bless you all! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • We were saddened to hear about the loss of your son, Eric. Our sympathies to you and your family. Our prayers are with you. May your faith and the love of family and friends comfort you in your time of sorrow.

    • Eric will never be far from our hearts and minds as we continue to walk in the maple woods that he loved so much. The deer hunting expertise he learned from my brother Bruce made him our top scout. He knew where every deer was and where they would travel. When he joined Weiss Woods Maple Syrup in 2014 our plan was for him and the younger ones to eventually take over the business in the years to come. Thanks Eric for being a part of our lives. It was a lot of fun being with you and working with you. .

    • Our sympathies to the entire Weiss family – – –

      Eric was a great guy! We always enjoyed having him over to play “mini-basketball” with our son, Eric, and all their friends!

      You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time…

      Sincerely, Jay and Karen Schmechel

    • Weiss Family –

      My heart is heavy with sadness for you. Where Eric used to be, there is a hole in the world, which you will find yourself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. He will always be missed and never forgotten. My sincere sympathies.

    • So sorry for your loss of Eric. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    • We are so deeply sorry for the loss of Eric. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

    • Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of Eric. Although I did not know him personally, I am sure he was a wonderful person. Please see the comforting message at Isaiah 25:8 ” He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.”

    • We are so sorry to hear about Eric. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We remember Eric from the St. Patrick School days, and he was always a great kid!

    • Our hearts are broken for you and our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are here for you!. All our love.

    • Kevin, Kari, Micheal, Hali, Tori, Rachel and Hannah-
      So sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. Please know that God will carry you through the tough days and to lean on family and friends during this difficult time in your lives.
      Heather (Morse) Engstrom and family

    • We are so very sorry to hear about Eric. Our deepest sympathies, love, thoughts and prayers to your family. Our hearts ache for you! May your memories give you comfort.

    • May his love and memory live on forever. I’m so very sorry to learn of Erics passing. Kevin and Kari, although time and space have prevented close contact, please know that our hearts and love are with you and your entire family. May the heavens hold him close.

    • The Weiss and Larson Families have our deepest sympathy, and please
      know that we are thinking of you. Your grief will be overwhelming at times; we should never outlive our kids.

    • I was not aquinted with Eric. I know his parents Kevin and Kari. Such a tragic loss to a great family.