Douglas Ehrenberg

June 3, 1942 ~ November 4, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Douglas Ehrenberg Obituary

Memorial Services for Douglas Ehrenberg, 81 will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2023 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Groton.  Doug passed away November 4, 2023 at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, Arizona surrounded by family. 

Douglas Gene was born in Webster, SD on June 3, 1942 to George Fredrick and Catherine Roselie (Byrne) Ehrenberg.  He attended school in Andover, graduating from Andover High School in1960.  In September of 1964, Doug enlisted in the US Army and served until his honorable discharge in June of 1966.  Doug returned to South Dakota where he was employed at Valley Farmers Elevator, Harry Implement, Aberdeen Equipment and finally Farmers Insurance until retirement. 

On November 14th 1970, he was united in marriage with Arlys Ann Johnson and together they made their home in Groton.

Doug was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he served as an elder for many years.  He was also a member of the Groton American Legion Post #39.

He was famous for the best batch of baked beans you’ll ever eat.  He enjoyed watching the Twins and Vikings even when the games didn’t go well.  Besides watching sports, Doug could always tell you what the weather was since he was an avid weather channel viewer.  Doug was also known for telling jokes and stories.  Family was very important to Doug and he enjoyed attending all of their activities.  He was so proud of all of them.

Celebrating his life are his children, Doug W Ehrenberg, Jr. , Peoria, AZ; Brian (Kelly) Ehrenberg, Kansas City, MO; step-children, Val (David) McGannon, Groton; Rick (Sherry) Koehler, Groton; Kris (David)Gilmore, Peoria, AZ;  grandchildren, Todd (Lisa Adler) McGannon, Becky McGannon, Travis McGannon, Ryan (Mara) Koehler, Ashleigh Koehler, Nikki (Max) Smith, Katie Koehler,  Paige Gilmore, Connor Gilmore, Lilah Ehrenberg; twelve great grandchildren; sisters, Fran Newman, Aberdeen, and Georgia Dohman, Aberdeen, sister(s)-in-law Diana Ehrenberg, Rapid City, SD, Donna Gunderson, Parker, Sheila (Jim) Anderson, Winfred, SD, Alvina Johnson, Groton; brother(s)-in-law, Kenny Johnson, Yankton, SD, Chuck (Sheila) Johnson, Conde, SD, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, brother, William Ehrenberg and sister, Margaret Stewart, father-in-law, Chester Johnson, mother-in-law, Vernita Johnson, brother(s)-in-law, Herbert Johnson, Glen Johnson, Jim Johnson. 

Honorary Urn Bearers are his grandchildren.

Condolences can be directed to Rick Koehler, PO 636, Groton, SD 57745.


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