Charles “Chuck” Ehrig – Manchester

Ehrig photo_edited-1Charles “Chuck” Peter Ehrig, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on November 3, 1926, in Danbury, Iowa, the son of Antone and Clarissa (Leliefeld) Ehrig.  He attended country school near Danbury.

Chuck was drafted into the U.S. Army and honorably served his country during World War II.  He was employed by Hygrade Packing Plant in Storm Lake until it became IBP and worked until his retirement.

On January 22, 1959, Chuck was united in marriage to Carolyn Anderson at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove.  In 1989 they moved to Manchester and in 1993 Chuck went to work for Delaware County Fairgrounds until his health required him to resign.

Chuck enjoyed visiting with people and joking with them.  He liked dancing, polka music, and John Wayne movies.  Family was what he cherished most.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn of Manchester; his daughter Cindy Ehrig of Manchester; two grandchildren, Steven (Chelsea) Ehrig of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Ryan Ehrig of Manchester; two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Tyler Ehrig; three sisters, Clarissa “Boots” (Merle) Schumann of Ida Grove, Lucille Sievert of Temple, Texas, and Louise (Vernon) Barkley of Phoenix, Arizona; and two sisters-in-law, Norma Ehrig of Ames, and Catherine Ehrig of Ida Grove.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kevin Charles in 1973; four brothers, Edgar, Cyril, Leo and Robert “Rusty”;  and one sister, Rita Skou.

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Funeral Service with Military Rites:  11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at First Lutheran Church – Manchester, Iowa.  Officiating:  Rev. Tony D. Ede

Visitation:  4:00  – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 26 , 2014, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Manchester, Iowa and one hour before the service on Saturday at the church.

Inurnment:  At a later date  Galva Township Cemetery  –  Galva, Iowa