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Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel
Sunday January 30th, 2022
3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Marion Christian Church
Monday January 31st, 2022

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Robert Ehrlich

Bob’s life began on the family farm near Marion on April 8, 1935. He was the son of Irwin and Ruth (Mehl) Ehrlich. He was a 1954 graduate of Marion High School. After high school, Bob worked for Carl Elling until he entered the United States Army in 1957 and served until February 21, 1958, when he returned home to help manage the farm. He and Karen (Sondergard) got married and blended their families on June 16, 1979, at the First Christian Church in Marion. In addition to farming and ranching, Bob sold Moorman’s feed and DeKalb seed, and earlier in life, drove the athletics school bus for Marion High School. There was never a greater super fan than Bob when it came to Marion High School athletics. In addition to the Marion Warriors, Bob loved watching KU sports, the Chiefs, and NASCAR racing. Bob arranged several bus trips from Marion to Arrowhead Stadium when it first opened to see the Chiefs play. He and the family regularly attended the State Fair and numerous cattle shows. Throughout his life, he and Karen enjoyed going to 81 Speedway and went to several NASCAR races together. Bob always knew someone everywhere he went; he might not remember a name, but he could have a full conversation with them. He was a member of the Ampride Coffee group every morning until COVID put an end to the gathering. Bob and his friends told great stories and some of them may have even been true. Above anything else, he loved his wife, kids, and grandchildren. His loving family includes his wife Karen Ehrlich of Marion; children Mike (Kathy) Ehrlich of Marion, Gary (Diane) Ehrlich of Dodge City, Julie (David) Sellmeyer of Vinita, OK, Sheri Schwab of Raleigh, NC, and Lorie (Alan) Salts of Leawood; grandchildren Sam Ehrlich, Katey (Derek) Evans, Wyatt Ehrlich, Dr. Codi Ehrlich, M.D., Sam Salts, and Shae Salts; and great grandchildren Kaimey and Skyler Evans. Bob passed away at his home on Monday January 24, 2022. He is preceded in death by his parents. His family will gather with friends on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion. Bob’s funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Marion led by Pastor Carl Helm. He will be laid to rest in Marion Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be directed to Marion USD 408 Ehrlich Athletic Fund. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Bob at www.yazelmeglifh.com.

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So sorry for Bob's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him over farming and sports. I'll miss his presence.

Bill Harmon Feb 2 2022 12:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Ehrlich

Loretta Keazer Jan 31 2022 10:46 AM

To the entire Ehrlich family, my heart is broken yet full of so many memories. Bob was my dear friend who will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was truly a kind soul with a very big heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest In Peace my friend

Yvonne Heidel Pankratz Jan 31 2022 5:42 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Ehrlich

Steve Higgins Jan 30 2022 3:12 PM

So thankful to have gotten to know him.

Kelly and Susan Robson Jan 30 2022 12:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Ehrlich

Anita Post Jan 30 2022 9:28 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Ehrlich

Rodney Chaplin Jan 29 2022 6:31 PM

So sorry to hear about Bob. He was my most favorite bus driver when he drove the school bus in the sixties. The pep bus driver will always be a memory of him. So glad I got to talk to him at my dad's and my mother's funerals. He'll be missed. Our condolences to the family.

Carl and Pat (Warneke) Elling Jan 28 2022 7:51 PM

So sorry to hear about Bob. He was my absolutely best bus driver taking us to school and the best driving the pro bus to games in the sixties! So glad I got to see him at my dad's and my mom's funerals. He will be missed.

Carl and Pat (Warneke) Elling Jan 28 2022 7:42 PM

Bob was one of a kind and holds a very special place in my heart! Sending love and condolences.

Lisa (Richmond) Wistuba Jan 28 2022 12:34 PM

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