Eric Carl MummaDecember 11, 1981 ~ December 5, 2017 (age 35)
Eric Carl Mumma, 35, of Petoskey, died December 5, 2017 after an ongoing struggle with bipolar depression.
Eric was born December 11, 1981, the son of Carl and Tracy (Killingbeck) Mumma. He attended Harbor Springs High School where he was a member of the football team. He transferred to Harbor Light for junior and senior year and played the saxophone in the high school band. He was a graduate of Northern Michigan University in Marquette. While in Marquette for school, Eric rescued an elderly woman from a burning home, which was just one example of his courage and care for others. Because of this, Eric received the "Pigs 'n' Heat Award" from the Chief of Police and Fire Chief of Marquette.
After he left Marquette, he moved to Phoenix, AZ to attend Motorcycle Mechanics Institute. He also attended Pinnacle Truck Driver Training in Cadillac, MI.
He was passionate about his body art which included many intricate tattoos and piercings.
In his spare time he enjoyed working on and riding his motorcycles; spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, kayaking and hunting. He also liked to read science fiction novels.
Eric is survived by his parents, Carl and Tracy Mumma; sister, Brooke (Jake) Carter; brother, Kurt (Kate) Mumma; grandmother, Freddy Killingbeck; nieces and nephews, Megan, Zach, Elliot, Jack, Annalee, Quinn and Korra; close friend, Celia Kubiak and her daughter Vera; and many many other good friends.
Eric is preceded in death by grandparents, William Killingbeck, Wade Mumma, and Wilma Mumma; and his beloved black lab, Lily.
There will be a visitation at Stutsmanville Chapel, Friday, December 8 from 6-9 p.m. Eric's funeral service will also be held at Stutsmanville Chapel, Saturday, December 9 at 11:00 a.m. with a one hour gathering prior to the service.
In memory of Eric, please give a charitable donation to a suicide prevention or mental health organization of your choice.