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Jerry D. Ohlrich

January 19, 1939 - November 16, 2020



Jerry D. Ohlrich, 81, of Cadillac passed away, Monday morning, November 16, 2020 at his home.

Born in Detroit, Michigan on January 19, 1939, Jerry was the son of Henry and Freda (Lentz) Ohlrich and brother to Richard. He grew up in Allen Park, Michigan and was a graduate of Allen Park High School. After graduation he attended Central Michigan University and graduated in 1961. Jerry served in the United States Army from 1961-1963.

After his army service Jerry went to work for Security Bank and Trust Company. He retired from Security in 1995 after 32 years of service.

In 1964 Jerry married his sweetheart, Ruby L. Keathley, at Angelica Lutheran Church in Allen Park. Jerry and Ruby made their home in Woodhaven, Michigan raising their two sons, Richard and Michael. After retirement they first moved to Vassar, Michigan and later to Cadillac.

Jerry often said that the best years of his life were spent raising his boys. Later in life he enjoyed his six grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruby; his children, Richard (Tricia) of Clarkston, Michael (Kristen) of Commerce Township; grandchildren: Austin, Hana, Alec, Nathaniel, Mitchell and Ava; sister-in-law, Julie Ohlrich of Gaylord; in-laws: Philip and Christine Keathley of Pikeville, Kentucky; numerous nieces, nephews and their spouses and children.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother.

In keeping with Jerry’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. His final resting place will be Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cadillac. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • michael kaczor - Nov 17th, 2020 1:45 pm

    "Sorry for your loss Ruby, Rick and Mike and the rest of your family."

  • Lisa Anderson - Nov 17th, 2020 1:50 pm

    "I am so blessed to have spent time with Jerry, who always had a kind word and a smile waiting. His legacy will proudly live in the example of what it means to be a father & leader through his sons and generations to come. Hugs to you all : Ruby, Rick, Mike, Kristen & Tricia ♡"

  • Pat&Denise McGlone - Nov 17th, 2020 3:16 pm

    "Thought and prayers to all family and friends.We will miss you Jerry!!"

  • Terry Hosking - Nov 17th, 2020 4:17 pm

    "So very sorry for the loss of your Father. Our Love and Prayers. Mark & Terry Hosking "

  • Rod and Kelly Radojevic - Nov 17th, 2020 8:10 pm

    "Our Deepest Sympathies "

  • James and Ashleigh Halfacer - Nov 18th, 2020 3:27 am

    "Mr O We Love you and will see you again. Mrs O and Ohlrich family our sympathies for your loss and our sincere gratitude for your love and time to be in and with your family. May God bless and comfort you in this time. See you soon we love you."

  • karen wyngarden - Nov 18th, 2020 5:58 am

    "My sympathy to you Ruby, Jerry was a great guy and always took good care of Jim. Will keep you in my prayers. We certainly had some great times together...."

  • Drew and Sharon DelBello - Nov 18th, 2020 11:47 am

    "Ruby, we are so very sorry for your loss. Jerry was such a great guy and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. "

  • Mark and Bonnie Ohlrich - Nov 18th, 2020 2:27 pm

    "With Sincere Sympathy Aunt Ruby and Family. The last words Uncle Jerry said to us, "I'll see you again, it just might not be here". I found these words. Mzay they bring you comfort in the days ahead. I'M ALWAYS WITH YOU So grieve me for a while, If you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust. That it is only for a while That we must part, So treasure the memories within your heart. By -Unknown Author-"

  • Marilyn & Paul McIsaac - Nov 19th, 2020 6:52 am

    "May you find comfort in the Lord at this sorrowful time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

  • Terry Zalud McKnight - Nov 19th, 2020 12:26 pm

    "Thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort in your loss."

  • Amy Whitney - Nov 19th, 2020 3:14 pm

    "God Speed Sweet Man"

  • Jackie & Hank Conrad - Nov 22nd, 2020 11:27 am

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Deepest Sympathies. "

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