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Gary Ehrich

May 8, 1944 — March 15, 2023

Blue Earth

Gary Ehrich, age 78 of Blue Earth passed away Wednesday March 15, 2023 at Select Specialty Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. A funeral service will be held 11AM Wednesday March 22 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Elmore with Rev. Michael Klatt officiating. Visitation will be 5-8PM Tuesday March 21 at Patton Funeral Home and continue one hour before the service. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery.

Gary was born May 8, 1944 in Blue Earth to Milton and Evelyn (Schnoor) Ehrich. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church and graduated from Elmore High School in 1962. After high school he attended the University of Minnesota for a year before coming back home to help on the family farm. He farmed with his dad, his son and most recently his grandson Max. Three generations all farming together made him so proud. On January 8, 1967 he married the love of his life, Sandra Kliendl. Together they raised two children, Heather and Shawn.

Gary was a true family man. He enjoyed traveling, playing cards and spending time with his family and friends. No matter the situation, he was always positive and in good spirits. He was very involved with the church as an usher and elder. He was also the BUC wrestling booster president for several years. Nothing made him happier than attending his kids and grandkids functions and sporting events, rarely missing any of them.

Left to cherish many wonderful memories are his wife Sandra, children, Heather (Charles) Davis and Shawn (Mary) Ehrich. His grandchildren; Ashley Davis, Alex (Mikayla) Davis, Allen Davis, Aaron Davis, Maxwell Ehrich and Madison Ehrich as well as many cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, March 21, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service

400 East 14th Street, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

3893 420th Ave, Elmore, MN 56027

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