Eric Wulfsberg, 1968

Fall 2022 (September 26, 2022)

Eric Wulfsberg, age 76, died unexpectedly on June 1, 2022, at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was a Pediatrician in the U.S. Navy for twenty years and a Clinical Geneticist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine for twelve years, becoming a full professor.

Eric was born on Nov. 17, 1945, in Denver, to the late Einar Theodore Wulfsberg ‘33 and Lillian Marie (Heggem) Wulfsberg. He graduated from Yorktown High School in Arlington, Va., in 1964. He then attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

At The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Eric graduated in 1972, and was awarded membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha (Honor Medical Society). He completed his Pediatric Internship at John Hopkins in 1973, and his Pediatric Residency at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va., in 1975. In 1982 he completed a two-year fellowship program in Pediatric Genetics at UCLA School of Medicine.

Eric married Sarah Prowse on Aug. 28, 1971, in Baltimore. After finishing his training in Portsmouth, Va., his Navy duty stations were: Naval Hospital Long Beach, Calif.; Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan; Naval Hospital San Diego (where he also taught medical genetics at UC San Diego School of Medicine) and National Medical Center Bethesda, Md. Following retirement from the U.S. Navy, he spent twelve years at UM School of Medicine, Division of Human Genetics.

In 1982, he and Sarah had their one child, Einar John Wulfsberg.

Throughout his life he enjoyed photography. Other hobbies and activities over the years were: golf, hiking, walking, drone flying, and clay pigeon shooting. He spent many hours volunteering at Bethel Lutheran Church, especially with videoing worship.

Eric was a man of faith and family. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; his son, LTC Einar John (wife, Nikohl) Wulfsberg, U.S. Army; and their two sons, Henrik and Soren. Einar is stationed at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany.

He is also survived by his siblings, Einar John (Lone) Wulfsberg of Castle Rock, Colo., Karen (Ernest Scott) Wulfsberg Strother of Nathrop, Colo., and Bruce Warren Wulfsberg ’72 (Cyndy (Ellis) Wulfsberg ‘72) of Michigan. He is also survived by Sarah's brother, Bill (Janet) Prowse of McCall, Id.; and a host of friends.

Graveside Service was June 16, 2022, at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80925.

Memorial Service was June 18, 2022, Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917.

Memorials in Eric's name may be made to either Bethel Lutheran Church or Mercy's Gate in care of Bethel Lutheran Church.

Blessed be his memory. He is now eternally with Jesus, his Lord and Savior.