Doria and Charles Alecksen (center) say goodbye to Lars Alecksen, her husband and his father, on Sept. 1 at Eatonton First United Methodist Church in Eatonton. Lars died seven weeks after a road-side bomb killed his daughter, Army Spc. Erica Alecksen. Erica's husband, Tim Bailey, looks on. In the days following the death of his daughter, Lars said he was OK. He was not. On Aug. 28, after an afternoon of yard work, Lars went inside to take a bath and suffered a fatal heart attack. His life journey ended as suddenly as had his daughter's. Relatives say he died of a broken heart.