Never a deep sea fisherman, but always the true physicist, Eric Aanenson MBA ’70 invented a unique deep sea fishing lure for which he held three patents. This lure was tested and proven successful numerous times, most proudly by catching an 800 pound yellowfin tuna. Eric held a close relationship with both of his parents—he greatly enjoyed annual hunting and fishing trips with his father into the wilds of Canada, while his mother introduced him to the classical musical arts. Eric’s early dream was to become a concert pianist. However, after a tragic car accident in 1961, three of his fingers were amputated. Still, Eric learned to rewrite piano master works to be played with only seven fingers. He died on August 17, 2021, and is survived by his wife, Tracy, sons and stepchildren, and grandchildren.

01 Dec 2021