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Eric B. Orscheln

Eric B. Orscheln, age 40, of Loose Creek, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City.

Eric was born June 10, 1971, in Jefferson City, a son to Arthur and Linda (Winkelman) Orscheln. They survive of Loose Creek.

Eric was a 1989 graduate of Fatima High School and he co-owned and operated A & E Orscheln Construction, LLC. with his Dad.

On May 29, 1993, Eric was united in marriage to Tricia Borgmeyer in Westphalia. She survives of the home.

Eric was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek. His zest for life included family first, friends and many wonderful adventures. He was born to hunt and loved picking a variety of spots on his parent's farm to set up and build a number of deer stands. He was a natural on the farm, and just being outdoors was where he received the most clarity, and time to enjoy all that God's nature has to provide. What Eric often referenced as his "sanity" was greeting his two children Avery and Toren with what they called the "run and jump." They would run to him at the sound of the garage door opening then jump into his arms knowing that daddy was home. Eric Orscheln went above and beyond to always lend his time and talents of carpentry wherever needed in his community, and to his family and friends. He was a guy you could count on, and he took so much pride in everything that he did. He loved the open highway when he had the time to ride on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and would often try to explain in his words what that type of freedom truly felt like. Above all of the fantastic characteristics and traits that Eric often displayed was his human spirit, sheer determination, and drive to excel at everything he set out to do. Eric Orscheln was a one of a kind human being! He had it all wrapped up into one amazing heart and soul. He touched the lives of many during his 15 months of recovery and healing after his brain injury. He has now achieved his ultimate goal of eternal life, and he did it in true Eric fashion with grace, peace and dignity.

In addition to his parents and wife, Eric is survived by: one son, Toren Orscheln and one daughter, Avery Orscheln both of the home; two sisters, Anne (Joe) Luebbert of Loose Creek, Valerie (James) Kempker of Westphalia; paternal grandfather, Joseph Orscheln of Loose Creek; maternal grandmother, Helen Winkelman of Jefferson City; his mother-in-law, Tina Aquino of Jefferson City; one brother-in-law, Keith (Ashley) Borgmeyer of Taos; one sister-in-law, Lisa (Patrick) Jaegers of Defiance; one niece, Jorey Luebbert; four nephews, Evan Luebbert, Gavin Kempker, Brandon and Dylan Jaegers.

He was preceded in death by: paternal grandmother, Ida Orscheln; maternal grandfather, Bernard "Ben" Winkelman; father-in-law, Robert "Bob" Borgmeyer.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Church in Loose Creek with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Church in Loose Creek with Fr. Don Antweiler as the Celebrant. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery in Loose Creek.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Loose Creek.

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Many prayers for the Orscheln and Borgmeyer families. Focus on the many and happy memories of Eric you hold in your hearts.

Cheryl Gentges Sep 1 2011 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the loss of Eric. I am a friend of Dot's and did visit him a couple of times while he was in Columbia. I hope the good memories will be comforting to you.

Laura Wells Sep 1 2011 12:00 AM

Our prayers and our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. God be with you always,

Rita Metzger Aug 31 2011 12:00 AM

I was one of several providers who helped care for Eric immediately after his accident. I was touched by the love and caring of this family. Eric was truely a blessed man and will be sorely missed by many.

Robert Bell Aug 31 2011 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with all.

Sherri (Otto) Schwartze Aug 31 2011 12:00 AM

Tricia and Families: At a time like this, there is a sorrow for which no heart could ever be prepared. Please know you have the support and caring of so many who have kept you ALL close in thought and wish you comfort and peace. Much Love to All, Flo & John

Flo & John Tillman-McMahan Aug 30 2011 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you....We will be praying to God to give you strength and comfort during your loss.

Nelson - Jean Brandt Aug 30 2011 12:00 AM

It was a sincere pleasure to meet your family. Your family's love inspired every one of us and may God bless you all during this difficult time. Ashley Buschjost Angie Montes Megan Murray Erin Boley Sara Kenney Diana Sidebottom Elo Osoego Kelly Rogers Rich Mcclellan Lorelie Pinar Crystal Fischer Bethany Litty Kathy Carter Kathy Barton

CAREGIVERS Aug 30 2011 12:00 AM

Tricia, Avery & Toren- I am so sorry to hear of the loss of a great husband/dad. The angels are with him now and don't forget he is still there watching over you all. My thoughts and prayers go out to all and the Orschlen/Borgmeyer family.

Lynn (Hagenhoff) Bock Aug 30 2011 12:00 AM

Tricia, Avery and Toren, Eric has been a true inspiration to many of us. I am blessed to of known him and to be able to call him a friend! May god share a hand between you and Eric through this difficult time.

Jason Holtmeyer and Heather Beazley Aug 30 2011 12:00 AM

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