William A. Ihrig Sr.

William A. "Bill" Ihrig, Sr. February 14, 1929 – November 26, 2012 Bill was on born on Valentine's Day 1929, to Harvey and Esther Ihrig in Grosse Point, Michigan. He died of heart failure at his Grand Junction home on November 26, 2012. Bill was a proud American, and served his country in the U. S. Army from 1951 to 1953. Bill was drawn by the opportunities in the West and he and his wife, Judy, moved to the Grand Valley in 1988, where they were developers of commercial and residential projects. They also spent time in Arizona where Bill developed several commercial properties. Bill loved Grand Junction and believed he could best serve his community by providing real and permanent value to those who live here; his proudest accomplishment was providing the valley with the Foresight Village apartment complex. He was truly a visionary in the growing Grand Valley. Bill enjoyed working and making the "deal". He was a man of integrity and his hand shake was all you needed. He is survived by Judy, his business partner and wife of 25 years; his five children, Carol Filyaw and William Jr, James, John and David Ihrig; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. His step-sons, Kevin and Kirk Tinsley appreciate all he did for them and their Mother. Graveside service will be held at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Contributions can be made to Wreathes Across America c/o Veteran's Memorial Cemetery 2830 Riverside Parkway, Grand Junction, CO 81501. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

Published in The Daily Sentinel from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2012