Ihrig, John Keith “Jack” – Obituary

Granite, Grant County, Oregon

John Keith “Jack” Ihrig, 75, died of acute leukemia on March 27, 2006, at Coquille at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and James Young.

His funeral was at 10 a.m. today at the McEwen Bible Fellowship in Sumpter. Interment was at the Granite Cemetery in Granite. Pastor Mark Norenberg officiated.

Jack was born on Aug. 20, 1930, at Mitchell. He married Margaret Winslow on Feb. 6, 1956. They had four children: Vickie Jo of Nampa, Idaho, Craig Lee, deceased, Sandra Jean of Coquille and Bryan Keith of Wilsonville.

Jack enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in April 1952 and made it his career for more than 21 years. During his career he received many commendations and awards. His tours of duty included Korea and several tours of Vietnam. He retired as a technical sergeant.

After he returned from the service, he and his family moved to Redmond. He worked at Cenex Co-op until his move to Granite in 1983. He served as a Grant County deputy sheriff for more than 18 years.

Jack was a proud man who not only served his country and community but his home. He was a good family man and a friend to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louie and Margaret Ihrig; his wife, Margaret; his son, Craig; and his sister, Norma.

Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Young, and her husband, James, of Coquille; daughter, Vickie Mosqueda, and her husband, Fidel, of Nampa, Idaho; a son, Bryan Keith Ihrig, of Wilsonville; a brother, David Ihrig of Olympia, Wash.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 7, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor



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