George F. Ehrmann, age 90, of Amana, Iowa, died Thursday, May 23, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. Funeral Services: 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, First Presbyterian Church, Marengo with Rev. Gerald Rife officiating. Burial: West Amana Cemetery with military honors. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Memorials may be contributed to the charity of the donor’s choice or the First Presbyterian Church, Marengo.
George is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth; a daughter Debra of Marina, CA; a son Jeffrey (Barbara) of Bettendorf; two grandsons, James (Kelly) of Bellevue, WA, and Timothy of Dubuque; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Henrietta Schwarting and four brothers, Alfred, Walter, Roy and Richard.
George was born May 4, 1923 in West Amana, Iowa, the son of Fred and Ida Schoenfelder Ehrmann. He received his education in the Amana schools and graduated from Amana High School in 1941. George then attended night school, taking many management courses. He married Ruth L. Meyer on April 24, 1948 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
George served his country honorably during World War II in the U.S. Army. He served in the field artillery forward observers group. He was awarded three bronze battle stars serving in the battle of the Bulge in the Bastone area where he was injured and received the Purple Heart. George and his four brothers all served in the armed forces during World War II.
Upon his return from service, George returned to work at Amana Refrigeration as production manager. He retired in 1989 as Manager of Quality Assurance.
George was an active 63 year member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marengo where he served as an elder. He was a member of the Elks Club in Cedar Rapids, the American Legion, the VFW, the Amana Heritage Society and also served on the Amana Boy Scout Committee. He was the Director of the North Iowa County Red Cross for 18 years, which then merged with the Cedar Rapids Grand Woods Chapter. He tremendously enjoyed the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with his son Jeff as guardian.
George was an avid follower of sporting events. He enjoyed golf and was a member of Elmcrest Country Club. He enjoyed reading, playing cards and loved to take care of the yard and flowers around his home. He especially enjoyed visiting his children in Bettendorf and Monterey. During his 50 years of employment George touched the lives of many people and will be dearly missed by all.