Thursday, February 22, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
In care of the family for future designation
Eric Lee Stoakes, Age 51, of Omaha, Nebraska entered into rest on February 16, 2018 after a 27 day fight surrounded by family and friends. He was born on March 19th, 1966 in Omaha, Nebraska to Norman and Sharon Stoakes. Eric graduated from Millard South High School in 1984 and went on to graduate with honors from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Eric started his journalism career as the Graphics Editor for Kids Magazine. He then went on to venture as the Co-Creator of Medium Magazine and followed as the Promotion Director at The Reader. Eric was a big contributor to Omaha Magazine and was the Managing Editor of Encounter Magazine. He played an important role in many events in the metro community, including coordinating the Puppy Pageant benefiting the Council Bluffs Humane Society, Goth Ball organizer, and many, many more.
Eric was a dear friend and mentor to many. He believed in aspiring artists of all kinds and made a positive impact on the art, performance, film, and music scene in the Omaha area. He will be remembered as a talented writer, loving son, brother and uncle. He leaves behind his 3 beloved Chihuahuas; Petey, Bullet, and Coco.
He is survived by his mother, Sharon Stoakes; sister, Julianne Kay Stoakes; nieces, Jessica (Trevor) Ketelsen and Nicole Maxine Chizek; great nieces, Grace and Olivia; great nephew, Cash; aunts, Janet Emken, Linda Raumaker, Karol Stoakes, Geraldine Sheets, Mickey Vrba, Sally Stoakes; uncles, Ken Emken and Paul Raumaker; many other family members and friends.
Proceeded in death by his father, Norman Lee Stoakes.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Omaha at a later date.