Erik Neil Koik

June 23, 1956 - November 27, 2021

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Erik N. Koik, 65, of Urbana, Ohio passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021 in his home.

Erik was always larger than life. A sportsman, collector, entrepreneur, traveler, lover of dogs, fine food, good books and fast cars, Erik was as comfortable in the woods of Northern Michigan as he was in the Boardroom. He lived his life to the fullest and on his own terms.

He leaves behind his wife Diedre, loving family of Patrick Harte, Ayden, Brody and Elliott, his devoted dogs Trip and Maggie and a host of wonderful friends all over the World.

Donations in Erik's memory may be made to Ohio's Hospice of Dayton or the Cedar Bog Association.

Arrangements entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Christa Golas - Dec 9, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Erik's death. Please accept my condolences. Praying for peace.
Lou Browning - Dec 4, 2021
Through happenstance and shooting, Erik brought me friends, advice, and experiences without ending as well as enjoyment across state lines and international borders. Though a quarter century older, meeting only some two decades ago, I never ceased to learn from Erik. Our last times together were shared lunches - the epitome of “Hail, fellow! Well met!” and great conversation about cars, food, guns, and people. He was always as enthusiastic about a fellow’s latest activities and acquisitions as he was about his own. And else could have shown me Ingrid Bergman’s gorgeous Ferrari? He brought blessings to all of us.
Cindy Austin Reuss - Dec 2, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. Went to school with Erik and remember how smart he was. He was always so kind and polite. Still so young to be leaving his family behind. I will hold you in my prayers.
M. Mason - Dec 2, 2021
Erik's insightful and committed leadership of the Cedar Bog Association will be sorely missed. Please accept my sincere condolences, both personally and on behalf of the board of CBA.
Jeff Hartin - Dec 2, 2021
I met Erik about 20 years ago and shared a love of fine shotguns, hunting and the outdoors and the writers of old that brought to life memories of days afield. But Erik was much more than that. He was interested in many things, business, cars, travel, food. I told a friend to name a city and Erik would know the best restaurant in that town. I shared my frustrations as a sales mgr in a large corporation and Erik immediately knew what I was wrestling with. We didn't always agree on everything but could discuss without rancor. I would have loved to see him race a car for I am sure he would have given it his all.
Cyn Tehan Marsh - Dec 2, 2021
Truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories.
John Jankowski - Dec 1, 2021
Very sorry. The world is a lesser place without Erik.

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