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Sunday, September 19, 2021
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Monday, September 20, 2021
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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Richard Paul “Dick” Ehlert, age 76, of Ovid, Michigan, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan.
Funeral Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Ovid, MI, Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Anthony Brooks presiding. Burial will take place at Fairfield Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. and also on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel. Memories will be shared at the funeral home on Monday evening at 7:00 P.M.
Richard was born in Owosso, Michigan on December 16, 1944, the son of William August and Elizabeth (Kocsandy) Ehlert. On December 10, 1966 he married Bonnie Gilliland in Owosso, Michigan. Dick worked on buildings as an iron worker. He enjoyed building and farming. Dick and Bonnie established their home in Ovid in 1972; when they establish Ovid Iron and Metal. He was very dedicated to hard work and instilled that into his children. Dick was a self-made man, negativity never slowed him down, and he always achieved the goals he set for himself. Dick was a quiet giver to his community, never needing any praise, but was happy he could do it. He chose to share his lifetime achievement with his family. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Ovid, Michigan.
He is survived by his wife; Bonnie, 2 daughters: Gayla Ehlert and Mary and Lance Thompson; 3 sons: Philip Ehlert, Patrick Ehlert, and William and Whitney Ehlert; grandchildren: Richard Elwood, Christian Francis, Breann Lockwood, Liam Thompson, Logan Thompson, Gabriel Thompson, Grant Ehlert, and Ryleigh Ehlert; and great- grandson Remington Lockwood. He is also survived by his sister Evelyn Ehlert. He was predeceased by his parents, one son Gabriel Paul, and one brother William.
Memorials may be made to Ovid Thanksgiving and Christmas Fund, in care of Ovid Lions Club, P.O. Box 493, Ovid, Michigan 48866. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, Michigan.