In loving memory of

Erik Lingren
July 22, 1979 - April 1, 2021

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Erik Lingren, 41, of Ames, IA, passed away unexpectedly at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames on April 1, 2021. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA with a service in memory of Erik at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Masks and social distancing are required due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Erik Tyler Lingren was born on July 22, 1979 in Boone, IA to David and Rebecca (Hasstedt) Lingren. He was a 1998 graduate of Ames High School and attended DMACC.

Erik has worked at west Ames Hy-Vee for 25 years, starting part time when he was 16 and last worked in the meat department. He also worked at the DMACC scorer's table. Erik was a huge sports fan in general, especially basketball. The Iowa State Cyclones, DMACC Bears and New York Yankees were his favorites.

Erik was also passionate about road trips in the country, and music. He loved going to concerts, both rap and country.

Being an enormous dog lover, Erik opened his heart and home to many a pup. They enjoyed many walks, swimming, and car rides together.

Erik was very family oriented. His most cherished people were his sister and best friend, Kelly, and his nephew, Jakob.

Left to cherish Erik's memory are his parents, Dave Lingren and Becky Lingren of Ames; sister Kelly Lingren of Ames; nephew, Jakob Lingren of Ames; paternal grandmother Effie Lingren of Ames; aunt, Rose (Kent) Braynard of Ogden; cousins, Tony Jones of Des Moines and Tari (Marshall) Baker of Colorado; his pet Springer Spaniel, Ella and many extended family and friends.

Erik was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Rosemary Hasstedt and paternal grandparents, Paul and Ann Lingren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Erik's family.

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Paul and Norma Clayton wrote on Apr 10, 2021:

"Sorry to hear of your loss. He must have had a very kind heart and was a thoughtful man. We received one of the bouquets from his service as per his instructions. It was the one with 4 roses and purple flowers. It was a surprise and a very much appreciated. It has made us decide to do the same when our time comes. Thank you again. Paul and Norma Clayton (Green Hills residents)"

Dave Oppedahl wrote on Apr 9, 2021:

"Dave and Becky: So sorry for your loss. I only knew Erik at DMACC games keeping score. Really nice fellow. See Dave, my former neighbor at DMACC baseball and basketball games. Keep going Dave and I'll see you to root on the bears. Such a loss. Your old friend and neighbor Dave Oppedahl Boone"

Peggy Vos wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"Our deepest sympathies for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Erik was such a nice person and will be missed. Peggy and Tim Vos Roland and Renate Dippold"

Carol Anderson wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"I remember Eric so fondly as a third grade student! He was such a pleasant little guy! My heart is filled with sadness at his passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers! "

Carol Anderson wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"I remember Eric so fondly as a third grade student! He was such a pleasant little guy! My heart is filled with sadness at his passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers! "

Tari Baker wrote on Apr 7, 2021:

"My childhood is filled with memories of endless laughs and shenanigans. The way your eyes would sparkle when you were enjoying your favorite things, I will forever treasure those moments. Rest in peace. Tari (Jones) Baker"

Nancy Brooks wrote on Apr 6, 2021:

"Dave & Becky, I am so sorry for your loss!. My heart goes out you and your family. I pray you will find peace and comfort in your memories of Erik. Your Hy-Vee co-worker years back, Nancy Brooks (aka McMillen Dunmire)"

Lindsey Schaefer wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"Kelly, I?m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. "

Sandra Malone and Robert Malone wrote on Apr 5, 2021:

"We are so very sorry, Dave and Kelly, for your loss of Erik, beloved son and brother. We share your deep overwhelming sadness. Sandra, Bob, Robin and Lisa"

Jason wrote on Apr 4, 2021:

"Worked with Erik in the meat department at HyVee. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met!! He will be missed by everyone, especially all of his work friends"

Beverlee Bell wrote on Apr 3, 2021:

"I?m so sorry David. There are no words that really comfort in loosing a child. Know that I care. Beverlee Bell"

Donan Anderson wrote on Apr 3, 2021:

"I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I will miss our chats, Erik. "

Ron Glynn wrote on Apr 3, 2021:

"We are praying for the family. "

Aunt Rose wrote on Apr 3, 2021:

"I'm so glad you loved basketball as much as I did. I'm grateful you were so important to so many. Rest well, my favorite nephew."

Tony wrote on Apr 3, 2021:

"Erik was not only my cousin, but he was my friend. Rest easy my man, until we meet again.---Tony Jones"