Eric Blesie, 41, died on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 12:49 a.m. at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Services celebrating Eric's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories with Cedar Memorial Certified Celebrant Julie Freese. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Eric was well known in the Webster City community for a number of reasons. At the age of 14, he built his own lights and began Mobile Music Systems and evenually Hurricane Sound, deejay companies that provided lights and sound at school dances, weddings and dance recitals. He became the youngest member of the Webster City Chamber of Commerce. At 16, Eric started work at KQWC. He enjoyed his work there greatly and is best known for some of the stories and antics from his years there. He excelled in sports, including track. His stories from state meets and Drake Relays are enjoyed by many. Those who knew him best knows of his love for Van Halen, his endearing smile and dimples, his sense of humor, and his infinite wisdom. "No worries...it'll be fine."
After Eric left Webster City, he worked for Musco Lighting and traveled 48 states. He worked on high profile projects including the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, The Pope's visit to Central Park, Former President Bill Clinton's two inauguration parades, 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada, Cricket matches in England and many feature films and commercials. Eric worked with networks such as ABC, NBC, FOX and ESPN on many events.
Most recently, Eric owned and served as president of Nepo Productions in Marion for the past 12 years. Eric was always an entrepreneur and Nepo Productions provided video, audio and production needs for dance recitals, performances and corporate level media. Eric loved what he did for a living, but he most enjoyed the fact that his career allowed him to be at home with his two sons during the day. Eric leaves behind two sons, Ethan and Carson, ages 8 and 5. They carry the same charming smile and eyes as Eric. It is through community support that they will be reminded of their father and how loved they were by him.
Eric also leaves behind his mother, his sister, the woman that brought a smile to his face everyday and a community that adored him.