John F. Ehlers
1930 - 2020

John F. Ehlers

January 25, 1930 – November 14, 2020

John F. Ehlers, age 90, of Fremont died Saturday Nov. 14, 2020, in Omaha.

John was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Bennington, Nebraska, to John F. and Bertha (Wrigg) Ehlers Sr. He was raised in Bennington and graduated from Underwood High School in Irvington. After high school John served in the United States Army from 1951-1952. On June 28, 1953, John married Donna Christensen at First Lutheran Church in Fremont. The couple made Fremont their home ever since. John was employed at Hormel Foods for over 30 years. He retired then began a second career with the Fremont Public Schools that lasted over 20 years. After his retirement from the schools John spent more time fishing, which he loved. He also enjoyed working in his garden, canning, and drinking coffee with his friends.

John was a member of First Lutheran Church in Fremont, the Fremont Airboat Club and had been a Fremont Volunteer Fireman for a number of years. He also loved to umpire softball which he did for several years.

Survivors: son, Kevin (fiancée Cindy Johnston) Ehlers of Fremont; daughter, Rita (Keith) Jorgensen of Grand Island; 9 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his wife Donna in 2015; daughter, Sheila Baker Roth; grandson, Daimon Johnston; siblings, Eggert Ehlers, Luella Parson and Hellen Soll.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 2-7 p.m. The family will not be present and masks are required. Further private services will be held. Memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church, Fremont Airboat Club or American Cancer Society.

Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.

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Published by Fremont Tribune on Nov. 17, 2020.
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Rest In Peace `Grandpa´ John. I was blessed to have known you! I will forever remember the whisker rubs when I was a kid and seeing you drive your tractor around town. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially Stephanie!
Tara Borisow
November 18, 2020
Fondest Memories, Deepest sympathy, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Wyatt & Tammy Drucker
November 18, 2020
I will always remember his smile and gleam in his eye when he teased me. He would always come into Mr Donut on the weekends where I worked and sit and talk to Jan and the others. Then at church he would always have a smile for everyone. He will be missed.
Connie Jensen
November 18, 2020
John was a big part of my life. He was my (Laura Bennett) God Father. I will surely miss his shenanigans. Love him deeply. Tell Donna hello.
Bob and Laura Porter
November 17, 2020
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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November 17, 2020