Obituaries are generally not a source of joy, but in Crystal Sauser's case, an exception can be made for how lovingly she crafted her husband's.
After tragically losing her husband of 13 years to cancer, Sauser found herself unsatisfied with available obituary templates from funeral homes. After perusing all she had at her disposal, she decided the only way to give a proper tribute to her husband, Eric, was to do it herself.
When I recommend stuff, I usually highlight stories written by @OWHnews reporters. But this obituary deserves a r… https://t.co/mxpaPWmbSC— Bob Glissmann (@Bob Glissmann)1614525444.0
Eric, described as "just a rockin' dude" from Omaha, Nebraska, was remembered well throughout this obituary. The cause of death was attributed to "either leukemia or more likely being 'dead sexy.'"
"His departure was just in time for him to make his spiritual appearance at every Red Sox spring game. Eric is survived by his wife, Crystal, and three children, Amelia, Violet and Benjamin, all of whom will likely sleep in the same bed for many years to come (sorry, Eric)."
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews @BobGlissmann Thanks for the all the ❤️ from Eric's obituary - the guy is a legacy and a stu… https://t.co/TmBWhqM95W— Crystal Sauser (@Crystal Sauser)1614612708.0
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews @BobGlissmann if you can find a way to get this to Eric’s family, tell ‘em thanks for the su… https://t.co/cX5dWiSGJb— Frank Hefner (@Frank Hefner)1614535842.0
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews It's being shared a lot! .https://t.co/EnkZ8kz7AE https://t.co/wepY0Q1hyq— Sarah McClintock (@Sarah McClintock)1616035926.0
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews Thank you for sharing. I’d love to know the author of the obit, so they could write mine one day as well👍— Andrea Willman (@Andrea Willman)1614534605.0
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews They knocked that one out of the park. RIP Eric. 🙏— Joel Dougherty (@Joel Dougherty)1614529069.0
Sauser went on to list her husband's interests in a delightfully light-hearted fashion:
"Eric loved, in this order, his smoking hot wife, his brilliant kids and family, his many friends, the Boston Red Sox, the Kansas City Chiefs (before being a Chiefs fan was cool), the Huskers, Liverpool Futbol, QT iced tea, Adidas sneakers, fishing, backpacking, hiking, hunting, and any old Chevy he saw on the road."
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews Not often an obit brightens my morning— Joni Fuchs (@Joni Fuchs)1614530371.0
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews I read it and wishes I knew the guy! What a great tribute!— Go Big Red! (@Go Big Red!)1614535561.0
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews This just set the bar— Chuck&Michelle (@Chuck&Michelle)1614538056.0
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews RIP Eric #YNWA— Bärchen Restaurant & Beer Garden (@Bärchen Restaurant & Beer Garden)1614553506.0
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews This is awesome— Patti Kinder (@Patti Kinder)1614553537.0
"It's so easy to write something like this when you love them so much," Crystal Sauser said of her late husband to CNN.
"At the end of the day, my commitment was that I would never stop loving him...He needed to know it wasn't materialistic -- that I thought he was dead sexy for him, for who he was."
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews Amazing Obit and Outstanding person😜🙏🏻🙏🏻— Jane McClurkin (@Jane McClurkin)1614557878.0
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews This is brilliant.— Juan Blanco (@Juan Blanco)1614568537.0
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews RIP Eric!! We will miss you.— Heather Schmit (@Heather Schmit)1614571205.0
@BobGlissmann @OWHnews This made my day. RIP Eric if only we can all be half as cool as you. Thoughts with his fam… https://t.co/4PjcnmDoif— cubsfan18 (@cubsfan18)1614610127.0
@BobGlissmann @diplo_drama @OWHnews Taken too soon but a beautiful tribute.— GingerZoe 😷🇺🇸🐝🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ #BLM (@GingerZoe 😷🇺🇸🐝🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ #BLM)1614651739.0
Though we didn't know you personally, your obituary really impressed upon us how loved you were and how missed you will be.