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Erik Stanley Wheeler

June 13, 1965June 6, 2021
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Erik S. Wheeler of Hopkinton, NH passed away Sunday June 6, 2021 while on a bicycle ride; one of his life’s passions. Erik was born on June 13, 1965 in Concord NH. He worked at UBS as a Senior Vice President of Wealth Management for 20 years, where he helped numerous clients prepare for a successful future. He previously worked at A.G. Edwards and Prudential. His most recent industry recognition was Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisor for 2021.

Erik was married to Chris Anne (Hackl) Wheeler for 31 years and leaves behind two cherished children, Lexi and Paige. Their adventures together included extensive travels, outdoor adventures of every kind; such as cycling, skiing, hiking, gardening, rock climbing and running. They previously owned a hot air balloon. Erik would joke that he had the biggest toy in the neighborhood. Erik graduated from the Concord school system where he played baseball, ran track and loved the game of soccer. He was a graduate of Southern NH University with a degree in Economics/Finance, and continued to be active helping their students lead a path to success.

Beyond his wife and children, Erik is survived by father Stanley Wheeler and wife Shelley, mother Dianna L. Powers, brother Darrell and wife Janet Rosado and their children Amber and Dylan, brother Isaac and wife Sarah, stepbrother Chris Garos and wife Katie and their children Charlie and Alex, step-siblings Catherine Willey and husband Tim, Michael Powers and Sheri, sister-in-law Jeanne Dorsett and husband Tony, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by grandparents Kenneth Martin, Permelia Still, Albert and Elizabeth Wheeler, uncle Steve Wheeler, and stepfather Loren Powers. Erik believed in service to others and mentorship, and was always helping others strive for greatness. He served on numerous Boards over the years including NEHSA, Concord YMCA, NHSPCA and was a Trustee of the Nature Conservancy at the time of his passing. We hope his presence in your lives inspires you to pay it forward. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to the non-profit of your choice. A celebration of Erik’s lifetime achievements will be held this Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 11 am to 2 pm, with services beginning at 11:30am, at Pleasantview Retirement located at 227 Pleasant Street, Concord. Kindly join us and share spoken memories or written notes. All will be cherished.

Services

  • A Time of Remembrance

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

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Bill Grennon

June 15, 2021

Chris Anne & Family -

My sincerest condolences to you & your extended family for your loss ...

My hope is that memories of Erik & how he made a difference in other's lives that he touched, will live on in your hearts & give you strength/solace going forward.

Regards-

Bill Grennon

Dick Masters

June 14, 2021

We haven't been in touch for some time and were shocked to here from Ben Cochran about the tragedy. We want to extend our sympathies knowing full well that the only thing that helps is hugs.
Hoping that you 'guys' weather this storm.
Thinking of you all and offering our condolences
Dick & Doreen

Nancy Willette

June 14, 2021

Dear Chris Anne, There are just no words that I can muster that truly describe how sorry I am to hear this tragic and unimaginable news.  I've only met you and Erik a few times and still,  I can't stop thinking about this and my heart is heavy thinking of you, Paige and Lexi.  I cannot even imagine.  My thoughts continue to drift you and your girls.  I am so deeply sorry for what you are all coping with.  My sincerest and deepest condolences for you, your girls and your extended family during this very difficult time.  I am hugging you from afar. 

Eric OBrien

June 12, 2021

So sorry to hear about Erik's passing. He always provided unique insights that were very much appreciated on our Financial Plan.

I was also fortunate to have played in various golf outings with Erik. He was always very positive no matter how bad you or he hit the ball.

It was also very obvious how important his family was to him and how proud he was of his daughters.

Nena and Eric O'Brien

Conniy Lansil-O'neil

June 12, 2021

I did not know you, but want you to know that it was My Honor to take care of you. You will always be in my heart. R.I.P Erik

Michelle Bickford

June 12, 2021

I will always remember Erik with a smile on his face. He was such a positive person. I am so glad to have had the privilege to coach along side Erik. He was wonderful with the kids and he was so proud of Lexi and Paige. My heart goes out to all who loved him.

peter rucci

June 11, 2021

I did not know Eric very well but watching him and listening to him one could tell that he always gave his best no matter what the situation called for. I know he will be sorely missed by his family but he will also be greatly missed by all of his friends and associates at NEHSA. My heart goes out to his family and friends at this tragic time.
Too good a person to die so young...

Alex Cirella

June 10, 2021

My love, thoughts and prayers go to everyone lucky enough to know Erik. May every lesson, every memory, and every inspiration Erik shared be a blessing. He will be greatly missed.

Michele Folsom

June 9, 2021

It goes without saying that I was shocked and saddened by Erik's passing. Gone way too soon! I hope you all find comfort in your memories as you begin the healing process.

Emilie Checrallah

June 8, 2021

Erik recently shared a quote with me he had found to be both impactful and insightful, it reads "Your actions are so loud I cannot hear what you are saying" - Nick Saban. This encompasses Erik to his core. He could have remained mute and yet both effortlessly and constantly demonstrated the kind, generous, gifted, talented, determined and brilliant man he was both personally and professionally. My life has forever been profoundly impacted.

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