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Jon Wendell Ehrig

October 25, 2015
Reinbeck Courier

Jon Wendell Ehrig, 67, of Marshalltown, formerly of Dinsdale, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 15th at Central Iowa Healthcare in Marshalltown. A funeral service was held on Monday, October 19th at 10:30 AM at the Amity Presbyterian Church in rural Reinbeck, Iowa. Visitation was held on Sunday, October 18th from 4 to 6 PM at the French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. Burial followed the service at the Grant Township Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Jon was born on September 9, 1948, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the son of Donald & Jeanette (Thorsbakken) Ehrig. He was raised in Dinsdale, Iowa, where he attended school. He graduated from North Tama High School. After high school, he worked for area farmers and then worked for his father-in-law John Moore as an electrician. On June 27, 1970, Jon was united in marriage to Linda Moore at the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck. The couple welcomed sons Michael & Brian into their family. They later divorced. Jon worked for PCI in Reinbeck and also farmed for his grandfather for many years and then began work for his father at the Dinsdale Elevator. He was most recently employed at Meskwaki Casino in Tama, where he retired as a card dealer.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing cards and gaming. Jon was a big man with a soft heart. He leaves behind many wonderful memories with his family and friends.

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Jon is survived by his two sons Michael Ehrig of Dinsdale & Brian "Boomer" (Heather) Ehrig of Gladbrook; sisters Lou Ehrig of Grundy Center & Janice (Craig) Carpenter of Newton, Iowa; former wife Linda Ehrig of Reinbeck. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Gabe Ehrig; nephew Peter Carpenter; step-mother Betty Wrage-Ehrig.



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