Eric Ohlson
Eric Ohlson
  • July 1, 1951 - March 2, 2017
  • Escondido, California

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Rick Ohlson, born Eric David Ohlson, left this earth on Thursday March 2, 2017. Rick was born on July 1, 1951 to Emmett 'Ole' and Helen Ohlson in Lodi, CA. As a youth Rick would spend time with his dad fishing & waterskiing on the Sacramento River. He was also a Boy Scout and played little league baseball. In high school Rick was an exceptional football player and wrestler.

On July 24, 1982, Rick married the love of his life and his best friend, Jamie Lee Mabe. Rick not only gained a wife but became Daddy to Kristinia and Katherine. On November 5, 1983, Kimberly Dawn was born to complete Rick's loving family.

Rick loved to ride and work on motorcycles. He passed along his passion for two wheels and chrome on the asphalt and in the wind to his daughters and sons. They have in turn passed along his passion to their children which will keep his spirit in their hearts for many generations to come. There was no greater freedom to him than being on his motorcycle enjoying the company he rode with.

Rick was a great man of integrity, honesty, dedication, generosity, and love. Throughout his life he met many people who became great friends and colleagues. He always tried teach that it is better to take the hard right turn, rather than the easy wrong turn.

Rick is proceeded in death by his brother John, his father Ole, and his mother Helen. He is survived by his sister Karen of Paradise, CA; his wife Jamie of Escondido, CA; his daughters Tiffany of Alaska; Kristinia and her husband Bill Oetken of Aurora, CO; Katherine of Hemet, CA; Kimberly of Escondido, CA; Lissa of North Carolina; Stacey and her Husband Rich Thien of Montana; and son Peter Cline and his wife Theresa of Escondido, CA. Also, grandchildren Sasha, Kaylee, Kenna, Natalie, Shasteen, Tara, Taylor, and Morgan.