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GRIDLEY - Barry R. Ehresman, 57, of Gridley died at 3:44 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 17, 2009) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1952, in Bloomington, a son of Roy and Gladys Eigsti Ehresman. He married Beth Landes on May 23, 1993, in Morton. She survives.

Also surviving are three children, Brian Ehresman; Rebekah Ehresman; and Jennifer Ehresman all at home; mother, Gladys Ehresman, Gridley; one sister, Regina (Jeff) Yordy, West Palm Beach, Fla.; one brother, Brent(Marcia) Ehresman, Fairborn, Ohio; mother-in-law, Pat Landes, Morton; four nieces; and four nephews.

He was preceded in death his father.

Barry was a lifelong farmer in the rural Gridley area. He also worked for JBS United in Gridley.

He was active in the El Paso-Gridley High School Booster Club. He enjoyed watching his children's many activities.

Barry was a member of Gridley Apostolic Christian Church, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8p.m. Monday at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. before the service Tuesday at his church. Burial will be in Waldo Township Cemetery, Gridley.

Memorials may be made to an education fund for his children. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.

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