Obituary for Douglas Oelrich

Douglas Charles Oelrich, age 67, of Stratford, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Marshfield Medical Center.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Spencer with Rev. Rebekah Tarras officiating. He will be laid to rest in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Brighton. Family and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Life Tributes Funeral Home in Spencer from 4 PM until 8 PM and again at the church on Friday from 10 AM until time of services. The honor of pallbearer belongs to Dan Foth, Chris Hein, Ben Jahnke, Jeremy Oelrich, Kyle Weiks and Brandon Weiler.

Douglas was born June 3, 1952 in Marshfield, the son of Arnold and Muriel (Hopfensperger) Oelrich. He was united in marriage to Jan Kilty on October 18, 1980 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Doug was employed as a truck driver for Jim Karau’s Lime Service located in Spencer.

Doug had a fondness for tractors of all kind; tinkering in the garage; being outdoors whether it was hunting or fishing or just grilling out with the family. He had a certain fondness for his two playful cats.

He is survived by his loving wife Jan; his children: Stacey Oelrich of Marshfield, Shawn (Darlene) Gersbach of Colorado, Lisa (Ben) Jahnke of Athens and Terry Weiler of Mississippi; his grandchildren Hailey, Erika, Courtney, Emma, Jesse, Maeghan, Brandon and Kailey; his great-grandchildren Penelope, Kage and Lincoln; his mother Muriel Oelrich of Spencer; his siblings: Roger (Sherrie) Oelrich of Whitehall, Michelle (Dan) Foth of Marshfield; Jeremy (Jenny) Oelrich of Spencer and numerous nieces and nephews.

Douglas is preceded in death by his father Arnold, his brother Scott Oelrich and his sister Sandy Kilty.

The family is accepting memorials in Doug’s name for a charity to be determined later.

His arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit to share thoughts and condolences.