In Memory of

Eric Michael Foxhoven

August 14, 1973 - April 15, 2021
From: Kansas City, MO
Eric Michael Foxhoven

Eric Michael Foxhoven

Born: August 14, 1973
Died: April 15, 2021
Age: 47

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    Eric Michael Foxhoven, the son of Ronald and Kathy (Muller) Foxhoven was born August 14, 1973, in Mapleton, Iowa. His childhood years were spent Mapleton where he attended school before moving to Spencer, Iowa, in 1987. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1992.

    Eric attended the Aviation program through Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa. He always wanted to be a pilot.  While in high school, he saved every penny from his job at Super Valu to pay for flying lessons and was very proud that he received his private pilot’s license at the age of 16. After college, he lived and worked out of Minneapolis, Minnesota until moving to Kansas City, Missouri where he flew for Executive Air and Wheels Up.

    Eric enjoyed flying, dogs, spending time with family, and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, being a season ticket holder for the last 10 years. He cherished all his friends he met throughout his life.

    Eric passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at his home at the age of 47. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joe and Veronica Foxhoven; and maternal grandfather, Walter Muller.

    Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Ronald and Kathy Foxhoven of Spencer, IA; two sisters: Sherry (Jason) Clements of Kingsley, IA, and Brenda (Scot) Francis of Royal, IA; one niece, Trinity; four nephews: Kolby, Jaden, Auston, and Gavin; one grandmother, Marian Muller of Spencer, IA; other relatives and many friends.

Private family graveside services will be held Friday, April 23.
Father William Schrieber
Kolby Clements
Jaden Clements
Auston Francis
Trinity Clements
Gavin Francis
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Monday, April 26, 2021 at 8:39 AM
“Kathy and family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. May your wonderful memories help you through this time. ”
- Sheila Storey
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:46 AM
“We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy. You are in our prayers ”
- Tom and Rita Miller
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:13 AM
“Condolences to the Foxhoven family for their loss of Eric (Foxy). Eric was a true friend and I have a lot of fond memories of our times together. From our boating trips with our other friends on Lake Okojobi, to our trips to the Pro-Bowl in Hawaii or NASCAR racing events, we had a good time. One thing I admired about Eric, is what you saw is what you got. He was a straight shooter. We flew together at Great Lakes for 2 months right before he upgraded to Captain. He was a fine pilot. I enjoyed his calls to me to see what I was up to or just to talk about life. His door was always open to me and I will always be grateful for having a true friend like Eric (Foxy). He will be missed.”
- Tony & Kenzie and Family
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:13 AM
“Sorry for your loss Foxhoven Family! Thoughts and prayers to your family!”
- Kim (Castle) Pederson
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:13 AM
“We are ALL at a loss... learning of the passing of Eric. Fond thoughts of Eric at SPW, learning to fly, fueling aircraft, running manual copies, SO excited to be asked to attend BE1900 Ground School. And Eric was always on the move, headed to HNL, LAX, LGA etc, somewhere all the time. Your Friends in the Aviation world are going to be missing this guy in the sky!
"High Flight
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
- Gayle Brandt
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:22 AM
“As I am not 100 per cent sure we were related, I did have an uncle Joe Foxhoven married to Veronica Solka. my dad was John Foxhoven. My sisters and I would like to send our condolences to the Foxhoven family. Eric was much too young, but God has plans for him . Our Deepest sympathies from the Foxhoven sisters, Lorraine Foxhoven Hoger, Gladys Foxhoven Handy and Connie Foxhoven Stave.”
- Connie Stave
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:21 AM
“My deepest condolences Ron, Kate, and family. I'm not sure if you remember me, but I'm forever grateful for the friendship and love you've shown my family. I have many pictures of you all from years ago. I left my contact info if you'd like to reach out, I can send them to you! ”
- Jacy Jochims
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:19 AM
“My heart goes out to the Foxhoven family. Eric “Foxy” has been a long time friend. One of those forever friends who always checked in and showed up any chance he could for his friends and family. His laugh was contagious! He always had a story to tell and he loved reminiscing the good old times!
Our friend groups children all knew him as “Uncle Foxy”! We will cherish all the great times we had with him. Praying for peace and support for your families during this difficult time. ”
- Jess Eilers
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:19 AM
“Sending our deepest sympathy to all of your family on the loss of Eric. May God provide you with strength and Grace during this difficult time. Love and hugs. ”
- Steve and Nanette Koch
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:19 AM
Flying with you was always some of my best memories. I will cherish those memories. You don’t need a jet to fly now Brother. Blue Skies, Tailwinds, Godspeed.

- Jeremy K. Young
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:19 AM
“My sympathy to you and your family Kathy. Your son sounded like a fine man. May God be with in your grief.”
- Alice Miller
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:18 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Mike and Jennifer Stroud and Family”
- Jennifer Stroud
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:18 AM
“"My Sympathies and Prayers to Eric's Family"
I met Eric early in his career and worked with him
for many years. I believe there is a special bond for
those in the Aviation community and could see Eric's passion for the skies as an Aviator ! I will always remember the good times we had doing life together and hold those memories dear.”
- Mark Schnell
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 9:21 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Eric. Thoughts and prayers are sent for the Foxhoven Family. ”
- The Ross Family
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 9:21 AM
“Eric was good friend for over 30 years. I remember the first time I met him. He had just refueled a airplane in the rain and was soaking wet,like a muskrat, we called him “Muskie “ from then on. Over the years we went to Steelers games, that were in KC , we never lost. WWF wrestling all over the Midwest and races in Brainerd . He flew me all over the place so I could fix a plane somewhere. I just talked to him last month, we had a bunch of laughs as usual. Going to miss them and you buddy.
- Richard Tygret
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:59 AM
“Kathy, Ron and girls. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. May you find peace and comfort in your cherished memories of Eric. ”
- Cheri Henely
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:59 AM
“I’m so very sorry for your loss. ”
- Melinda (Worrell) Namanny
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:59 AM
“Kathy, Ron and family, We are so very sorry about your loss... Please know how much we care! Sending you our love and prayers!🙏🏻❤️”
- Jill and Jim Weerheim
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM
“We are so sorry for your families loss. Jerry says, that all thru school his favorite phrase was, your a gentlemen and a scholar, and my friend you sure we're. You will truly be missed.”
- Jerry and Debbie Marlow
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM
“Ron & Family,
So sorry for your loss. Want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you comfort through family and friends.”
- John Kluever & Linda Versluis
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM
“To the Foxhoven family;
I was a fellow employee with Eric at Great Lakes. I am very sorry for your loss, and I will keep you all in my prayers. Eric left his mark on the many people he came into contact with. He will be missed.”
- Joe Linnebur
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM
“A great guy and a person everyone loved... Fly high brother, once a Laker always a Laker! ”
- Scott Donley
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM
“To the Foxhoven family, I am profoundly sorry for your loss. Foxy has been a good friend for the last 25 years. I will miss our frequent phone conversations.
Eric was known as one of the hardest working Captains at Great Lakes Aviation, being very knowledgeable, while at the same time helping the First Officers he flew with improve their skills. Eric was a fine example of a Captain, being able to take command of a situation without being overbearing.
Foxy was a person that played as hard as he worked. I spent many great days on his boat at Lake Okoboji.
I will miss you, my friend. ”
- John Kuivanen
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM
“God speed Foxhoven , Once a Laker always a Laker! You will be missed ! ”
- Stacy Morales
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM
“Kathy and family, Sending my sincere sympathy and prayers. . .so sorry for your loss.”
- Sherri Steffen
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM
“Hard to believe you are gone ...such a great friend and a wonderful guy! One of the biggest Chiefs fans ever known! Go Chiefs !! We love you and will miss you..
May God wrap his loving and comforting arms around the family and give them peace ”
- John & Elizabeth Kortenhoven
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:50 AM
“Foxy, a trip with you was always gonna be a blast, XM would be playing Chiefs or Royals! My prayers for your family and friends, clear skies and tail winds AMF”
- John Tubbert
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:50 AM
“Tori Hunter never knew what hit him...the best Royals game ever! Foxy always made every moment monumental! Truly a blast to be with!!”
- Colleen Wilson
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:50 AM
“I’m so sorry for your loss. ”
- Kim Hurlburt
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 7:50 AM
“Eric was the life of the party at our tailgates and loved fiercely by his family. We will miss him. ”
- Thomas Haslett and Jen Sievers
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2:23 PM
“To the foxhoven family such a great loss i lnew eric from working at super valu words cant describe about eric touched so many lives and how he befreinded everybody he met may peace ne estoled to your family for this great loss test in peoce eric ”
- Bryan morisch
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2:23 PM
“Ron & Kathy & the girls- I pray that our loving Father holds you closely in his healing embrace and know that Eric is resting in the realms of heaven. May you find comfort in knowing that you are all in many peoples prayers.”
- Marilyn Bock
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 12:06 PM
“Ron and Kathy, Sherry and Brenda May God bring comfort for all of you we're praying and sending hugs

- Kent and Vicki Ficken
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11:05 AM
“So very very sorry to hear this. Thinking of you and your family. Praying for God's help through this painful time. ”
- Joe Skow
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:12 AM
“Ron & Kathy, Sherry and Brenda, I’m so sorry for your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you.”
- Rick & Cheryl Burgeson
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 7:49 AM
Where to begin...?
The world lost a good one. You'll be missed man. The weekly phone calls and updates will be a deeply missed part of my life.
Rest in peace buddy. You were one of the good ones gone too soon.

To the Foxhoven family:
Know that Eric was one of the good ones and will be missed by many. He was truly a great guy. My deepest sympathies to all of you.
- Randy Futhey
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