Eric Sylvester “Sly” Wochnick, 33
Nov. 11, 1987-Dec. 29, 2020
Eric Sylvester “Sly” Wochnick, 33, of Sartell died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 as a result of a pedestrian/motor vehicle accident. His funeral was held Jan. 6. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens officiated. Burial will be at a later date.
Wochnick was born on Nov. 11, 1987 in St. Cloud to Ronald and Susan (Oldakowski) Wochnick. He graduated from Sartell High School in 2006 and from the St. Cloud Technical College with a degree in architectural design. Wochnick was employed with Hydrostat in Rice for 10 years. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier.
Wochnick was passionate about life. He loved his family, friends, dogs and a good discussion/debate. He will be remembered for his adventurous nature, smile, infectious laughter, his heart-to-heart hugs and being a diehard Vikings fan “Skol!” His boisterous presence will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include the following: the love of his life, Keri Leyendecker; parents, Ron and Sue of Sartell; siblings, Jeremy, JennyLee (Chris) Denbrook, Sara (Kevin) Weiss, Jazmin, Jordan and Ella Wochnick; numerous foster siblings; nieces and nephews, Kenzie and Maddy Ogg, Myles Wochnick, Carter, Jackson and Maxwell Nesse, EmberLynn Denbrook, Natalie and Matthew Weiss; beloved dogs, Mona and Harli; and many friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Celestine and Mary Wochnick and Sylvester and Ann Oldakowski; brother, Jessie Wochnick; three infant siblings; and beloved dog, Mel.
A heartfelt thank you to all of the first responders, friends and family for the overwhelming love and support.