Erin Joan O'Brien was born February 18, 1985 in Bedford, Ohio to Patrick and Julie O'Brien (McCullough). From the start she was fun loving, and always could get you laughing with her sense of humor. Her personality lit up the room, and she could make light of even the most difficult situation.
Growing up, she played hockey and was the best goalie around.
After high school, she worked at Dairy Queen and Culver's. But she especially loved to care for special needs children at Home Community Options, where her compassionate heart truly shined into the lives of the kids.
Erin passed unexpectedly but peacefully in her home on February 5, 2018. She will be dearly missed by her parents Patrick and Julie O'Brien (McCullough); sister Kelly O'Brien Pahman (Dylan Pahman), and nephews Brendan and Aidan; sister Ashley Schroeder (Brian Schroeder), and nephews Charlie, Hunter, and Liam; brother Sean O'Brien; sister Shannon O'Brien; and many other friends, aunts, uncles, and other family members.
The visitation and memorial service will be held from 10am-12pm, Friday, February 9, 2018 at Hoff Funeral Home:
3480 Service Dr.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for contributions to be made to Home and Community Options in Winona, Minnesota.
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May you find comfort in knowing she is now at peace. We are so sorry for the loss of such a sweet girl......
Rest In Peace Erin
You are in our thoughts and prayers
Bob & Tammy Barth
Kelly I can't imagine how hard it must be to lose your sister....Praying for you and your family...so sorry for your great loss...
My heart is broken for all who love Erin and remain here. You have our prayers always. Erin surely changed the world for the better each day that she was here and we thank her for that too. Love, Emily, Nate, Eli and Annabelle Ziemba
I met Erin just once but really enjoyed her. She was very friendly and kind. I am so sorry for your family.
Erin, beloved of friends and family goes before us... With prayer we bless and remember her passing , a thoughtful bright soul whom we were blessed to have among us - Uncle Kevin
My deepest sympathy to you, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. All my love, Patsy
Oh, our hearts are broken. How we pray the dear Lord surround you. We love you very much. We are in KC so sadly will not be able to attend her service. ...but we will be there in prayer and love. Much love to you,dear ones...Duane and Shirley
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