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Fred Arnold Lerch

Born: Sun., Nov. 25, 1928
Died: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
Location: First United Methodist Church

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Missoula - Fred Arnold Lerch, 90, of Missoula passed away Wednesday, October 16th. Fred was born on November 25th, 1928 in Missoula MT to Lydia and Fred Lerch. He graduated from the Missoula County High School in 1946 and then attended The University of Montana where he met his future wife of 65 years, Shirley (Cole) Lerch. They raised their 3 children, John, Connie, and Teri in Missoula while Fred worked various jobs over the years including umpiring and refereeing Legion baseball, basketball, and football for various leagues including at The University of Montana; Linco Distributing, Typewriter Supply/Wyckman's, Beach Transportation, various paper routes for the Missoulian and various other jobs.He was involved in the community with the Shriner's and the Shrine Bitty Bug Patrol, Jaycees, and Missoula County Cancer Association. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, son John, daughter Teri, parents, and brothers Walter and Robert. His is survived by his daughter Connie (Roy) Brunner; grandchildren Todd Brunner, Brandie Davis, Kasey Garvey, Kevin Lerch, and Scott Lerch 7 great-grandchildren, and sister Donna Olinghouse from Hamilton. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Missoula.


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wallace otterson
   Posted Tue November 12, 2019
I went thru Bonner Grade School & Msla Co High School with Fred and knew his parents and brothers. A fine guy that I enjoyed talking to all these years. I am indeed sorry to hear the news but know I shall not be far behind him.

Darrell Johnson
   Posted Tue November 12, 2019
I remember Fred from when his son, John, and I were in DeMolay. I always had a lot of respect for the Lerch family. John was a good man and friend; I miss him and have many good memories. Fred was also a good man, and I remember him well. I send my condolences to his family; may you remember the many good times that you had with both Fred and Shirley.

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