American Veteran 04

Erik D. Shue

November 14, 1974 ~ July 18, 2022 (age 47)

Obituary

Erik D. Shue, age 47, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2022.


Erik was born on November 14, 1974 to Wendy and Dennis Shue in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Erik was the oldest of three, and was a wonderful and loving brother to his two siblings Ryan and Justin Shue. Erik graduated from Richmond High School in 1992 with honors, where he excelled not only in his main classes but in jazz and marching band. Erik was a talented trumpet and saxophone player, and at the age of 15 was chosen as one of a group of the top 25 in the country to tour Europe and perform. He also used his musical talents to play taps at all the memorial parades in Richmond for the veterans.


For many years growing up, Erik excelled in youth baseball, including all four years of high school and received many awards for the highest team batting average and hitting the most home runs.


After high school, Erik proudly joined the United States Air Force where he served his country with dedication and unwavering loyalty where he met his best buddy, Nick. In the Air Force for four years. Erik served as a crew chief for the B-1 Bomber fleet. He had an eye for detail, and once discovered a hairline fracture on one of the bomber jets. By alerting the Base Chief about the fracture, Erik not only prevented a crash but saved lives. Erik was congratulated by the Senior Brass at the military base as well.


After his time in the military, Erik enrolled in the Willow Run Aviation School in Ypsilanti, Michigan with Nick. He and Nick went on to work at Spirit Airlines for many years. Erik not only loved his work, but also the traveling around the country that the Airline allowed him to do.


In 2002, Erik became a father to his beloved son Jakob. Family meant the world to Erik, and the memories, trips, and time together with them was everything to him. Erik’s friendly, down to earth nature made it easy for him to make friends wherever he went and along the way he made friends that where like family as well.


Erik had many talents and hobbies. In his early life, Erik was very active, traveling, golfing, water skiing (even skiing barefoot sometimes!) and downhill snow skiing as well as playing softball with his Spirit
Airlines team.


More recently, Erik was incredibly creative, and enjoyed painting, molding and creating his own radio controlled race cars, building old world globes, caring for his impressive bonsai tree collection that decorated his home inside and out and watching the Detroit Tigers. Erik also loved going out for rounds of golf utilizing his specially outfitted golf cart with his friends and family.


Proud father of Jakob Shue; beloved son of Wendy and Dennis Shue and Step-dad Steve Nadeau; brother of Ryan (Hitomi) and Justin Shue, and dearest uncle of Mizuki, Harrison and Gavri, Step-sisters Brianne Nadeau (Jason Harpster) and her daughters (Zoe and Madeline), Andrea Nadeau and her daughter Isabel, and Leah Nadeau (Oliver Saunders). Erik is also survived by many dear family and countless friends.


Erik joins his loved Uncle Ron Bieske, and cherished service dog Duffy, along with other friends and family already in heaven.


Erik will be forever remembered by all who loved and cared for him.

Visitation to take place on Wednesday, August 17 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM, with military honors and Celebration of Life service at 6:00 PM.


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
August 17, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lee-Ellena Funeral Home
46530 Romeo Plank Rd
Macomb, MI 48044
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Military Honors
Wednesday
August 17, 2022

6:00 PM
Lee-Ellena Funeral Home
46530 Romeo Plank Rd
Macomb, MI 48044
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Celebration of Life
Wednesday
August 17, 2022

6:10 PM
Lee-Ellena Funeral Home
46530 Romeo Plank Rd
Macomb, MI 48044
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