Erik James Kleiber, 31, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, doing what he loved climbing in the great
outdoors of Colorado. The
day started sunny when he ascended the First Flatiron
in Boulder, Colo., but a sudden snowstorm led to a fatal fall.
He loved to hike, run, climb, ski, play Frisbee,
listen to music, cook, travel, hang out with friends and spend time with his beloved dog, Miko.
He was intelligent, funny, generous and honest. He thought deeply about his life in the world, speaking with care and deliberation.
Born Dec. 5, 1985, Erik grew up in Iowa City, Iowa, excelled in music, playing percussion instruments in the West High School Band, and earned a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Iowa. Erik had a talent for cooking, and worked in several kitchens in Iowa City and Boulder, most recently at Frasier Meadows in Boulder.
He is survived by his parents, Paul and Charmaine (Weyrens) Kleiber of Iowa City; and brother, Will, and his wife, Holly, and nephews, Rowan and Kieran, of Superior, Colo.
Erik touched many people in his life and he will be greatly missed. He was a good soul, gone too soon.
A memorial service to celebrate Erik's life will be at
1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City.
Please consider a donation honoring his memory to the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group or Boulder County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.