William D. Ihrig, DDS
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ASHLAND: William D. Ihrig, DDS, 63, Ashland, died unexpectedly Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Samaritan Regional Hospital. Born December 14, 1948 in Ashland, he was the son of Robert D. and Betty Louise (Shank) Ihrig. Dr. Ihrig was a 1967 graduate of Ashland High School, a 1972 graduate of Hilldale College in Hillsdale, Michigan and a 1975 graduate of The Ohio State University School of Dentistry. He played football in high school and college and while in high school, he held the record for the number of tackles in a game (12). A devoted Christian, Dr. Ihrig was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was also a member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association and the Mansfield Dental Association. A devoted family man, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, at the beach. A supporting member of the Ashland Arrows football program, Dr. Ihrig was Co-Chairman of the Arrow Stadium Improvement Project and coordinated and sponsored the Ashland High School Football kick off banquet since 1991, receiving the Sportsman, Ethics and Integrity Award from the Ohio Athletic Association in 1997. Along with his jovial personality and sense of humor was his love for his family, his practice of Dentistry and his patients.
He is survived by his wife, Robbie (Forbes) Ihrig whom he married on August 5, 1972; two daughters, Courtney (Jason) Henthorn of Toledo, Ohio and Cari (Chris) Kuczkowski of Ashland; grandchildren, Kyleigh and Camden Henthorn and Alexa and Layla Kuczkowski; a brother, Dan (Nancy) Ihrig of Medina, Ohio; a sisters-in-law, Sharon Ihrig of Ashland, Ohio, Joyce (Jay) Nesbit of Cleveland, Ohio, Janice (Walt) Ferger of Mansfield, Ohio and Renee (Ronald) Michalovich of Lakeville, Ohio; his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Ruth Forbes of Nashville, Ohio; 12 nieces and nephews; and 16 great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Ihrig.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the Ashland Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 308 Claremont Avenue, Ashland. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 508 Center Street, Ashland conducted by Anglican Priest Father Dr. John Jorden. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ashland High School Athletic Department, 1440 King Road, Ashland, Ohio 44805.
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Published in the News Journal on Oct. 10, 2012