Sunday, May 24th, Michael J. Ehrlich passed away. Beloved husband of Judy Ehrlich. Father to Scot Bowen, Elizabeth (Danny) Graham, Todd (Kendra) Bowen, Brad (Stephanie) Bowen. Grandfather to Kaitlyn (Tommy), Andrew, Carlee, Victoria, Brandon, Connor, MacKenzie. Brother to Mary Ehrlich, brother in law to Bill Michel.
Michael was born in December, 1940. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilda and Michael Ehrlich of St. Louis Missouri. He served 3 years in the Army, joined in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1960 with the rank of a Specialist E-4. He continued supporting his beloved military participating in the National Guard for several years and supporting wounded warrior projects. He was a true patriot. He then worked as a machinist at Carter Carburetor for almost 19 years until the plant began closing in 1985. He met Judy in 1976 and married 6 months later forming an instant family of 4 kids, one dog and cat. Mike was a dedicated husband, a virtuous provider, and a great father to his 4 kids. And a wonderful Papa to his 7 grandchildren.
Mike loved his St. Louis Cardinals, never missing a game on TV or the Radio, attended many at home games at Busch stadium. His favorite player was Stan Musial. Besides baseball Mike enjoyed playing computer games such as “Call of Duty” with his grandsons and was extremely adapt at early computer skills, often called an “old” gamer by the kids at Best Buy. Mike’s family was everything to him but he never met a stranger. He could brighten your day by telling one of the 100’s of stories of his colorful youth or melt your heart with his bright smile. He will be missed by all.
Services: Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. on Friday May 29, from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association would be appreciated.