In Memory

Erik Medhus - Class Of 2008

ERIK RUNE MEDHUS

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.

ERIK RUNE MEDHUS

October 09, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss. Erik will be greatly missed.

Debbie Wilson,

KemahTexas

 

 

October 09, 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,

HoustonTexas

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October 09, 2009

Rune and Elisa...my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.

Debbie Tinnell Ellis,

St. Louis, Missouri

 

October 09, 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.,

HoustonTexas

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October 09, 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,

houstonTexas

 

October 09, 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 09, 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,

HoustonTexas

 

October 09, 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,

HoustonTexas

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October 09, 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,

HoustonTexas

 

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

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

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,

HoustonTexas

 

October 11, 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,

New YorkNew York

 

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,

Oslo, Norway

 

 

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,

Dallas,, Texas

 

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,

Dallas TX

 

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

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

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 Rune and Elisa,

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

Sincerely,
Sam and Samara Ginzburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 13, 2009

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 www.hccsfoundation.org/netcommunity/wek

Elisa Medhus,

HOUSTONTexas

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October 13, 2009

Please join us in remembering Erik Rune Medhus by visiting our Memorial at www.MeM.com. 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,

HOUSTONTexas

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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 www.hccsfoundation.org/netcommunity/welding 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,

HOUSTONTexas

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October 14, 2009

Rune,
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,

AngletonTexas

 

 

 

 

 

October 14, 2009

QUERIDA ELIZA AND RUNE,

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.

Blessings,

Martha, David and Natalie Wikstrom

maartha wikstrom,

houstonTexas

 

October 16, 2009

Here is one of my favorite photos of Erik

Elisa Medhus,

HOUSTONTexas

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October 18, 2009

Kjære familien Rune Medhus!

Vår dypeste medfølelse i sorgen.

- Kari og Asbjørn Skogheim Geilo

November 05, 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,

HoustonTexas

 



 
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