Lima, Ohio — Erik M. Wilt, 24, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at his home in Lima, Ohio. He was born November 7, 1990, in Bluffton, Ohio, to Amy Davis and Sean Wilt. His mother Amy (John) Davis, survives in Lima, and his father Sean (Faith) Wilt, survives in Florida.
Erik graduated from Penn Foster High School in 2009, after which he attended The Commercial Diving Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, graduating in 2013. He had worked at Buckeye Tractor, Columbus Grove. Erik loved his cars, riding his bike on any trail or path he could find, and he especially loved his dogs Twitch and Ivy.
He is survived by maternal grandparents Carol Graham, Elida and Lynn Graham, Columbus Grove; and paternal grandparents: Larry and Sharon Wilt, Defiance; paternal great grandmother: Virginia Ball, Tavares, Florida; sister: Kaylynn Wilt, Florida; two step brothers: Cody and Caleb Spann, Florida; uncle Mike Graham and family, Dupont; aunt Janelle (Jason) Hoschak, Ada; cousins Jakob and Jeremy Hoschak, who adored him.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, Ohio. Pastor Rich Rakay will officiate. Burial will follow in Truro West Cemetery, Columbus Grove.
Friends may call from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.
On behalf of Erik’s love for animals, memorial contributions can be made to any animal shelter.
Online condolences may be expressed at hartmansonsfuneralhome.com.