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Harlan C. Ehrich, 76

May 11, 2012

Harlan C. Ehrich

Elmore Harlan C. Ehrich, age 76, of Elmore, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester.

Funeral Services were held May 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elmore. The Rev. Dale Kohrs officiated. Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Elmore. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service assisted with the arrangements.

Harlan was born March 19, 1936, in Rome Township, the son of Walter D. and Ida L. (Hundt) Ehrich. He attended District 66 country school, St. John’s Lutheran School and was a 1954 graduate of Elmore High School. He helped his family farm after graduation and soon entered the U.S. Army. Following his discharge he returned to Elmore where he has farmed for many years. He grew many crops and tended to all varieties of livestock through the years. He was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed and also served as usher for many years. Harlan enjoyed flower gardening, miniature golf and traveling especially to Hawaii and Canada.

Harlan is survived by his brother, Eldon (Janice) Ehrich, of?Elmore; sister, Irma Franke, of Blue Earth; brother, Arnold (Sharon) Ehrich, of Corwith, Iowa; brother, Willard (Laurie) Ehrich, of Owatonna; brother, Ivan (Elaine) Ehrich, of Waverly, Iowa; and 17 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Melvin; and brother-in-law, Harland Franke.

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