When her husband of 13 years passed away from a long battle with cancer, Crystal Sauser knew that her partner couldn’t receive a regular ole death notice.
One of the things Sauser admired most in her “dead sexy” husband Eric was his fantastic sense of humor, so she decided to write up an obit that seemed more fitting.
“Eric A. Sauser, AKA Super Dad, AKA Easy, just a rockin’ dude from Omaha, NE passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, February 26, 2021, at the age of 43 with his wife by his side. His departure was just in time for him to make his spiritual appearance at every Red Sox spring game…
We are not positive, but we think the cause of death was either leukemia or more likely being “dead sexy.” Eric, we’ve always loved you and miss you already.”Crystal Sauser
Sauser wrote in detail about her late husband’s likes and dislikes.
“Eric loved, in this order, his smoking hot wife, his brilliant kids and family, his many friends, the Boston Red Sox, the Kansas City Chiefs (before being a Chiefs fan was cool), the Huskers, Liverpool Futbol, QT iced tea, Adidas sneakers, fishing, backpacking, hiking, hunting, and any old Chevy he saw on the road. Eric hated sad stories, beets, romantic comedies, a snow packed driveway and turning off the garage light. That’s it. Eric was content with most everything else.”Crystal Sauser
Eric Sauser was diagnosed with leukemia in April 2019.
The family first noticed symptoms when Eric had gotten winded carrying their daughter upstairs to bed and then he began to have severe night sweats.
As reported by Good Morning America, Sauser underwent a stem cell transplant, experimental therapy, as well as other treatments, but the cancer reappeared in April 2020.
“At that point Eric said, ‘Enough is enough. I’m putting you guys through way too much.”
But through the entire journey, Eric was such an amazing guy. He always had a smile on his face… I’m sad because I have a broken heart, but I’m not sad because we didn’t win our journey. Eric never wanted pity… we kind of maintained that in writing the obituary.”Crystal Sauser
Sauser was surprised when her tribute went viral, and claimed that her husband would have been mortified, but amused.
Sauser has received many social media messages from people, commending her for her loving, funny tribute to her loved one.
The family asks, “In lieu of flowers, please pray that the Huskers have a winning season.”
Read Eric Sauser’s full obituary HERE.