Fred Ehr

Oct. 24, 1922-July 18, 2019

Fred Ehr, 96, Minot,

died on Thursday, July

18, 2019, in a Mohall

Nursing Home.

Ferdinand LeRoy Ehr

was born on October 24,

1922, in Minot to Fred H.

and Elizabeth (Hawley)

Ehr. He was raised on a

farm near Minot and at-

tended country schools

prior to graduating from

Minot High School. Fred

enlisted in the U.S. Navy

on December 2, 1942, and

served until his honorable

discharge on May 19,

1946. He served with the

83rd C.B.(s) and had re-

ceived a Good Conduct

Medal. Following his

discharge he returned to

the Minot area, where he

was employed by the

Great Northern Railroad

as an engineer for the next

35 years.

Fred married Margaret

“Dolly” Olson in 1966.

They made their home

west of Minot on County

Road 15. Fred retired in

1983. Margaret died on

March 24, 2009.

Fred was a member of

the Cornerstone Pres-

byterian Church, where

he served as a Deacon for

many years. Also, he was

a member of the Y’s Men’s

Club, Brotherhood of

Locomotive Engineers and

Elks Lodge. He especially

enjoyed traveling, horse-

back riding, attending

rodeos and horse shows

and serving as a horse

judge. He was especially

proud of having served as

Chairman of the Y’s Men’s


Fred is survived by his

stepchildren: Jim (Polly)

Olson of Novato, CA,

Richard Olson and Robert

(Joy) Olson, all of Minot,

and Linda Everson of

Dickinson; stepgrandchil-dren: Christopher, Eric,

Brianna, Derrick, Curtis

and Kenny and several


Fred was preceded in

death by his parents, wife

and half-sister Leona


Celebration of the Life

of Fred Ehr: Thursday,

July 25, 2019, at 10:00

a.m. in Cornerstone Pres-

byterian Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Wednesday

from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00

p.m. in Thomas Family

Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials are pre-

ferred to the Cornerstone

Presbyterian Church Dea-

con’s Fund.

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