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Miller Memorial Chapel

1120 West Goshen Ave, Visalia, CA

OBITUARY

Erik Stephen Persell

March 23, 1971February 5, 2020

Erik Stephen Persell was born on March 23, 1971 and passed away on February 5, 2020.

Services

18 February

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Miller Memorial Chapel

1120 West Goshen Ave
Visalia, CA 93291

18 February

Reception

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Miller Memorial Chapel

1120 West Goshen Ave
Visalia, CA 93291

20 February

Graveside Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Live Oak Memorial Park

200 E. Duarte Road
Monrovia, CA 91016

Memories

Erik Stephen Persell

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Jeff Turnbull

February 16, 2020

I spent two years with Erik in PA school- roommates our second year. We were friends from the first day. He was a genuinely compassionate person and carried that compassion into his practice. He had a way of making everyone comfortable around him, and I don’t know of any person in our group that didn’t consider him a friend. Reading these comments I can see nothing about Erik has changed- he remained committed to his family, friends, faith and patients. Our prayers are with his entire family.

Jeanne Liberato

February 16, 2020

Eric:
You withstood all the trials, and things were going good with those boys you love so much! You were a great dad. I will ever be grateful to you; you saved my life. I wish I could have returned the favor. You will always be loved and remembered. You are now in a much better place. I will see you again, my friend.

Carla Bueno

February 15, 2020

I am still in disbelief. It just seems so unreal. I have been trying to gather the right words to post on here. Truth is I’m at a loss for words. So I’m just going to start by saying, not only were you a great provider, co worker, friend but you were also a great dad. I always admired the love you had for your boys. There is nothing you wouldn’t do for them. You put your boys first over anything. I enjoyed talking to you about your sons birthday party and all the plans you had.
I enjoyed working with you when I had the chance. I never met one patient that had anything bad to say about you. I volunteered to work today because I was supposed to work with you. The Goshen site will never be the same. We all miss you. May you RIP ERIK. Prayers to your Family and especially to your beautiful boys. 💔

Chris Segura

February 15, 2020

I worked with Erik for a few years, Last time i seen him, we all went out to eat for his Farwell dinner at chillis, as he was transferring to a different clinic to work closer to his home and his boys.... I grabbed my card out my wallet to pay for my meal..... was in the process of handing it to the waitress, and he said "its been paid for already".... I looked around at everyone at the table and Erik noticed i was confused...and he looked at me smiling and was like " i got you Chris, its all taken care of"... He had paid the entire bill....it was like 10 of us! Thats the type of guy he was.... It was his going away dinner and he payed for all of us. Mann😔..... You where a great guy Erik. May you RIP and may God comfort and keep your boys safe at all times.

Chris

Timothy Carter

February 15, 2020

I’ve had the great honor of knowing Erik for many years. I always enjoyed talking with him and seeing his big smile when he talked about his boys. You could tell by his expressions how proud he is of them . He truly enjoyed the time he took off from work to spend with his boys . He told me that he had used up all of his vacation over the summer spending time with his them. Taking trips to the coast, baseball games and then some . He truly enjoyed those times they had together and cherished them. His boys are his strength and his reason to keep pushing forward even though his tough times. Erik had a true gift in life, what most physicians lack these days, and that’s a true passion for the medical field. He truly believed in making a difference in people’s lives for the better and was always willing to take the time to listen. Our visits would always end with a hug and a hand shake and in closing always saying “ I’ll see you soon “. My heart truly hurts knowing my friend is gone way too soon. I will always carry you in my spirit and heart my brother. I will miss you greatly.

Margaret Vasquez

February 15, 2020

My deepest condolences to the entire family. I worked in the past at FHCN and do remember Eric. My prayers are with him and all the family.

Karla Stein

February 15, 2020

Eric ,you are a beautiful soul, I enjoyed knowing you, and working along side you for 5 years at Family Healthcare Network.You left us too soon, but we will never forget you or the lives you touched.live to you Karla Stein PA-C

Ky Vo

February 15, 2020

Erik, meeting in the 6th grade, you reached out to a new kid that moved to town and offered your friendship and kindness that I never would have expected to last over 35 years. You were my best friend ever since, shared countless memories, trips among friends, you were best man at my wedding, and godfather to my oldest daughter.

Your loss has hit us very deeply as I am sure it has for countless others that know and love you.

You were my brother and have always been there for me.

Love you and rest in peace.

- Ky

Amanda Barragan

February 15, 2020

“Hey Kiddo” is what he would always say to us in the office. I worked with Erik as his MA a few years ago and we were always laughing, joking, just having a good time. I always enjoyed being at work because he was a provider that was easy going, fun to be around, just had a positive energy. I remember he use to carry lavender oil with him to help calm when it became stressful, and sometimes when i can sense his stress i would tell him”Erik where’s your lavender?, go get your lavender “ lol he would just laugh. Erik was a great person, he was a great dad, his boys were his world! I just cant believe he is gone.....
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE ERIK.

Brooke Benevento

February 15, 2020

Erik, Damn... saying hi! Goodmorning! Talking about njb, our kids...then nothing gone...you were always happy...smiling....making it work...I mean damn the best dad you could imagine just gone .... just gone.... I don’t know.... it seems unfair ...but I know that you are beside your boys....and no matter what you will always protect them. So keep shining Erik... remind is that life is so precious...until we meet again...

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