REED CITY — Eric W. Lahti, 65, of Reed City, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at his home.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1949, in Detroit to Allen and Faye (Diamond) Lahti and attended Detroit schools, graduating from Chadsey High School.

He married Rochelle Liddell on June 26, 1971. She survives. Eric also is survived by two sons; Eric II of St. Louis, Mich., and Joseph (Andrea) of Sun Prairie, Wisc.; one brother, Matthew of Detroit; one sister, Erin (Robert) Byrne of Macomb; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Eric had worked as a manager for the Liquor Control Commission and had also worked at Caberfae. He had been a resident of Reed City for 15 years, moving here from West Branch.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and enjoyed snow.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Dawn Pooley officiating.

Arrangements were entrusted to the McDowell Funeral Home.

Please share a memory or sign the guest book for Eric at mcdowellfh.com