Cheryl ‘Sherri’ Ehrich, 73
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 5:44pm admin
Aug. 3, 1945 —
May 2, 2019
GREEN VALLEY - Cheryl (Sherri) J. Ehrich, age 73, of Green Valley, Ariz., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday, May 2, 2019.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Free Church at Green Valley. Pastor Steve LoVellette will officiate. A brief graveside burial service will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, Iowa. Pastor Eric Wright will officiate. There will be no visitation. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com. On Saturday, June 8, family and friends will meet at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee at 10:30 a.m. and then go to the cemetery in procession for the service.
Sherri was born on her grandparents’ farm in Correctionville, Iowa, on Aug. 3, 1945, the oldest daughter of John and Marjorie (Cobb) Nelson. She graduated from Washington High School in Cherokee.
On Sept. 5, 1961, she married her high school sweetheart, Richard Ehrich, in Cherokee. They were blessed to have two children, Steve and Tammy. As a young mother, Sherri stayed with her parents when Richard enlisted in the Army and was sent to Vietnam. Upon his return, they moved around the country during his remaining service time. She was fiercely proud to be the wife of a Vietnam veteran.
Sherri worked side by side with her husband and managed the offices where he was a State Farm agent for 34 years, the majority of the time in Cresco, Iowa. She was also a real estate broker during that time. She retired on Jan. 1, 2007.
Sherri loved socializing and shopping excursions with friends. She treasured spending time with family and grandchildren and cherished many trips with family and friends. She especially enjoyed traveling to get away from the Midwest winters so much that after visiting Green Valley the previous winter, it became the couple’s permanent home in 2011.
She adored her church family at Evangelical Free Church where she was a faithful member of the choir and assisted with Christmas Teas.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Richard Ehrich of Green Valley; son, Steve (Teri) Ehrich of Ankeny, Iowa; daughter, Tammy (Paul) McGuire of Plainwell, Mich.; grandsons, Michael Ehrich of La Vista, Neb., James Ehrich of Ankeny and Jordan Womochil of Cedar Falls, Iowa; granddaughter, Devin Womochil of Ames, Iowa; step-grandchildren, Lucy and Trace McGuire of Lawton, Mich.; sister, Deb (John) Grundman of Storm Lake, Iowa; brother-in-law, Neal (Sandy) Ehrich of South Sioux City, Neb.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.