Eric Neil Fess, 40, Middlebury, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at his residence.
He was born June 30, 1972, in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to Charles and Linda (Brenneman) Fess.
He was married September 21, 2002, in Middlebury, to Renee Eggleston. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Brianna Eggleston and Emily Fess, both at home; his parents of Des Plains, IL, a brother, Jason Fess of Chicago, IL; grandmother, Helen Fess of Park Ridge, IL. He was a US Army Veteran, worked at Lippert Components in Howe as a 2nd shift supervisor, enjoyed working on cars and loved to spend time with his family at their lake house in Allegan, MI. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday April 10, followed by a memorial service at 7:00 pm at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Rev. Robert Riegsecker of Griner Mennonite Church. Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.