Eric Pankratz Obituary: Junior at Valders High School died at 17

Eric Pankratz Obituary

Eric Pankratz Obituary: Eric Paul Pankratz, age 17, a St. Nazianz resident, passed away Monday, December 18, 2023, at Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc. 

He was born December 15, 2006, son of Robert Pankratz and Heather (McVeigh) Pankratz. Eric is currently a Junior at Valders High School where he was active in choir, plays, and weight lifting. He was employed as a welder at Case New Holland in St. Nazianz through the Youth Apprenticeship Program.  

Eric is survived by his father and step-mother: Robert “Bob” and Jennifer Pankratz; mother: Heather Pankratz; brother: Michael Pankratz (Bianka), and his two children: Kennidy and Oden; brother: Sean Pankratz; Eric’s girlfriend: Marissa Nickels and her parents: Shannon and Peter Nickels; paternal grandpa: Pete Pankratz; maternal grandparents: Joan and Michael Brown; step-grandmother: Grace Ott; step-great-grandmother: Lucinda Loose; and aunts and uncles: Char (Roger) Manke, Maureen Skarda (Andy), Terry Pankratz (Lisa), Doreen (Dean) Strouf, Jolene (Tom) Schuh, Scott Pankratz (Katy), Jacque (Mike) Vey, Rick (Carmen) Pankratz, Paul Pankratz, Jean Pankratz (Stuart), Michael Pankratz, Jodi (Doug) Schwalbe, Jessica (David) Jungbluth, James (Noelle) Ott, Jeana (Josh) Hennen, JoAnne (Stacy) Brewer, Paul (Tanaya) Brown, and Leslie (Seth) Robley. Many cousins, other relatives, and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother: Karen Pankratz; his “pop”: James W. Ott; maternal grandfather: John McVeigh as well as other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at the Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home, 628 North Water Street, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. 

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