Cheryl (Sherri) J. Ehrich, 73, of Green Valley, AZ, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

She was born on her grandparents’ farm in Correctionville, IA, on Aug. 3, 1945, the oldest daughter to John and Marjorie (Cobb) Nelson. She graduated from Washington High School in Cherokee, IA.

On September 5, 1961, she married her high school sweetheart, Richard Ehrich, in Cherokee, IA. They were blessed to have two children: Steve and Tammy. As a young mother she 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, IA. She was also a real estate broker during that time. She retired on January 1, 2007.

She loved socializing and shopping excursions with friends. She treasured spending time with family and grandchildren. She cherished many trips with family and friends but she especially enjoyed traveling to get away from the Midwest winters so much that after visiting Green Valley the previous winter, it became her 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.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Richard Ehrich of Green Valley AZ; son Steve (Teri) Ehrich of Ankeny, IA; daughter Tammy (Paul) McGuire of Plainwell, MI; grandson Michael Ehrich of La Vista, NE; grandson James Ehrich of Ankeny, IA; granddaughter Devin Womochil of Ames, IA; and grandson Jordan Womochil of Cedar Falls, IA; step-grandchildren Lucy and Trace McGuire of Lawton, MI; sister Deb (John) Grundman of Storm Lake, IA ; brother-in-law Neal (Sandy) Ehrich of South Sioux City, NE; also many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church at Green Valley, Arizona. Pastor Steve LoVellette will officiate. A brief graveside burial service will be held on Saturday, June 8th, at 11 a.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, Iowa. Pastor Eric Wright will officiate. There will be no visitation. Online condolences can be left at On Saturday, June 8, the family and friends will meet at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa at 10:30 a.m. and then go to the cemetery in procession for the service.


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