June 17, 1991 ~ May 12, 2019
Born in: Cincinnati, Ohio
Resided in: Lakewood, Colorado
Erik Ezra Haslem, age 27, died in Lakewood, Colorado on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Erik suffered severe brain injuries and a severed spinal cord as a result of a traffic accident.
Erik was born on June 17, 1991 in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2013, he moved to Golden, Colorado. Erik began his own business in 2017, Mountain’s Wax Limited, which specialized in professional ski and snowboard wax and tuning services.
Erik enjoyed the outdoors, especially the Colorado mountains. He had many interests including: motorcycle riding and racing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and (most recently) playing the cello.
Erik is survived by his parents, William and Jane, his sisters, Lauren Ruhrold (Nick) and Rachel, his grandparents, Norb and Pat Bruns and William Sr. and Deanna Haslem, as well as numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A memorial service will be held in Lakewood, Colorado at 4:30pm on Wednesday, May 15 at Addenbrooke Park (600 South Kipling Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226). The funeral will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, May 24.
In lieu of flowers, please help us express gratitude to Erik’s amazing and compassionate caregivers by making a contribution to the Trauma Services team of St. Anthony Hospital. Gifts may be accepted through the St. Anthony Health Foundation website or checks may be mailed to St. Anthony Health Foundation, 11600 W. 2nd Place, Lakewood CO 80228. The Foundation is grateful for gifts of any size and they will ensure that any gifts impact the Trauma Services program.
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