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Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

186 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, VA

OBITUARY

Erin Dawn Visser

March 7, 1974December 31, 2019
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Erin Visser, 45, was taken to her eternal rest December 31, 2019, with family by her side after a courageous fight against cancer.

She was born March 7, 1974 in Elmhurst, IL, daughter of Jack Polly and Michelle (Jorgensen) Polly. She married her college sweetheart and husband of 20 years, Christopher Visser and is also survived by three beloved daughters, Nina (15), Anna (14), and Sophia, (12).

Erin graduated from Hinsdale Central HS of Hinsdale IL, completed her bachelor degree at Northern Illinois U, and her MBA at Ohio State. She was proud to be a teacher in the Classical Conversations education community and she was a talented singer and musician. Erin and her family want to thank the Ebenezer United Methodist Church community for their support during her illness.

Erin was predeceased by her grandparents, Robert and Irene Jorgensen, Jack and Jacquelynne Polly. Erin is also survived by sisters Heather Johnson (Robert) of Aurora, IL, Shannon Polly of Dubuque, IA, niece Madeline, nephew Joseph, Chris’ parents James and Clara Visser of Elgin, IL, Chris’s siblings Mark and Jennifer, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She graciously chronicled her journey since diagnosis in Caringbridge.org which has been an inspiration to many people.

A memorial service to celebrate Erin’s life will be at 10am Friday, January 10, 2020 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Stafford, VA. In lieu of flowers the family requests that anyone wishing to, make donations to Capital Caring Hospice in her name.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 10, 2020

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Richard Flesher

January 14, 2020

Erin was such a warm spirit and I so enjoyed having her as a student so many years ago. Such a joy. I want to extend my deepest condolences to the entire family.

Laurie Van Reeth (Van Deusen)

January 8, 2020

Although I never had the opportunity to meet Erin personally, I felt like I knew her through her aunt and uncle, Robbin & Michael Stuckert, who kept me posted on Erin's incredible journey. Knowing the Stuckert family & Erin's parents - Jack and Michelle, as dear friends, & being a mother myself, I remained encouraged, then became heart broken for Erin & her ENTIRE family, through these 'ups and downs'. Erin's journal entries were shared with me, thus providing me with strength & guidance as I traveled through difficult times over the recent losses of my two sisters. I was so impressed with Erin's prolific writing style to document her journey! Her devotion to family & love for each member was inspiring! As I travel on with life, I'm hopeful to have Erin's attitude, strength & focus to endure, as she did until the end. On behalf of my husband, Robert Van Reeth & me, Laurie (Van Deusen) Van Reeth, we extend our heartfelt sorrow for your loss & pray for healthy new beginnings - post Erin's life on Earth. Love, Laurie & Bob

Christina Robinson

January 2, 2020

Erin was such a sweet friend and a blessing to many. My boys were in her Foundations class the first year she was a tutor. She always had a smile and a kind word. She will be greatly missed.

Katrina Buchanan

January 2, 2020

Honestly I didn’t know Erin very well, she was a fellow gym mom. But the smile she always wore and just her aura was one that always brought a smile to my face. Eric was such an amazing woman, and I always looked forward for our conversations when picking up our girls. The last time I saw Erin she was Chaperoning her daughter’s first date. While that can be a monumental moment in our girls lives, she was just enjoying the moment of being there. I will truly miss her smile, and I feel blessed to have known her. I know that the love she has for her family is eternal. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Kathy Sheppard

January 2, 2020

Erin was such a wonderful, godly woman. She was also a very smart woman—she did a great job in my parent Latin class. She always had a smile when I saw her and gave the best hugs. I am so sorry for your family’s loss!

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