Eric Lynn Reynolds

Eric Lynn Reynolds

July 29, 1953 – October 27, 2020


Eric Lynn Reynolds, age 67 years, two months, 28 days, passed away in his home in Omaha, Ne.  Born to James D. and Donna M. Reynolds of Woodbine, Iowa, Eric was the fourth child, joining sister Judy and brothers Craig and Ken.

Eric was active in baseball and basketball in his high school years, and after graduating from Woodbine high school in 1971, he went on to college at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, where he also played baseball for the Vikings.

He left Dana after two years and went to work in Omaha for Bob and Ray Anderson in their gas station and food Mart business. He made a career with Anderson’s and operated his own station and food Mart until his retirement due to health issues.

Eric married his long-time best friend Ellen Gigliotti, in 2005. Together, they purchased and operated a horse boarding stable in Gretna, Nebraska for several years. He enjoyed all sports, including horse racing and car racing, which he enjoyed with his friends and brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Donna; wife, Ellen; and brother, Craig.  He is survived by sister Judy Sexton and husband Harold of Columbus, Mississippi; brother Ken and wife Ann of Peoria, Arizon; sister-in-law Carol Reynolds of West Jordan, Utah; special friend, Susie Starman; three nieces and three nephews; his constant companion Duke; and many relatives and friends.

Graveside Service: Thursday, November 5th at 1:30pm at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.  To view a live broadcast of the service, please visit and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.



  • Catherine Murphy Posted November 1, 2020 11:01 am

    My sympathy to all, I’m happy to have known Eric for over 50 years,a great guy taken too soon💗

  • Cathy Bonsall Ingram Posted November 1, 2020 3:21 pm

    Eric and I met at a Christmas dance in Dunlap 51 years ago. We became close friends and stayed close. I called him my Knight in Shining Armor as he helped me out many, many times through the years. A dear, dear friend who will be will be missed.

  • Linda (Pugsley) Hurlbut Posted November 1, 2020 11:09 pm

    Sending my Love and condolences to Eric’s family and friends. He was my cousin. His mom and my Mom were sisters. In their youth, my brother and he were friends as well as cousins. May he rest in peace.

  • Jane Malcom Lefeber Posted November 2, 2020 12:46 pm

    So sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Jackie Roed Breyfogle Posted November 2, 2020 4:10 pm

    So sorry to hear this news. Eric was a great guy. We started Kindergarten together and finished our Senior year together
    He was my locker buddy all through high school. He was a great friend and I have many wonderful memories of hanging out with him. My sincere condolences.

  • Alice (Jones) Gurney Posted November 2, 2020 7:28 pm

    My sincere sympathies go out to Eric’s family. He is now with God and is pain free. Know that he is happy. God Bless.

  • Susie Starman Posted November 5, 2020 12:59 am

    I have never met a stronger man in my life! ER you fought the fight and you fought it all the way to the end. When you decided to let go, you did it with so much grace and poise! You wanted nothing more than your loved ones with you till the end! I hope we gave you the best life you could have with all your pain and suffering! You will be missed more than you will ever know! Please watch over us cuz ya know we need a guardian angel and you will be the best one ever!

    Love always Suz!!

  • Juana L Pucheu Turbides Posted November 5, 2020 10:14 am

    Your dominican AFS Family joins you in this time of sorrows with our prayers…. until we meet again. Rest in peace, uncle Eric

  • Dane K Diefenderfer Posted November 5, 2020 12:24 pm

    Sorry for losing a great guy. rest in peace. I’ve known Eric since we first met in college . We became friends and working partners for years.
    We went our separate paths but always stayed in touch. We will miss you dearly. Dane Diefenderfer

  • Pat Shannon Posted November 5, 2020 4:05 pm

    My condolences to all Eric’s family and friends. Eric was a good friend for many years. Others that knew Eric would probably agree that Eric was one of the most generous people I have ever been around. His kind demeanor and frequent smile will be missed. I am sure Eric is now in a better place. Eric, Until we meet again, CHEERS!

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