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Harold A. Ohlrich, Jr.

January 15, 1956 - August 13, 2021

Harold A. Ohlrich, Jr. Harold A. Ohlrich, Jr.
    August 18, 2021 | 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home Geneva 1771 West State Street (Rte 38) Geneva
  • Funeral
  • August 19, 2021 | 10:30 A.M. Thursday
  • St. Patrick Crane Road Church 6N487 Crane Road St. Charles
  • Burial Location

Butch (Harold) A. Ohlrich Jr. of St. Charles, Illinois passed away suddenly on August 13, 2021 at the age 65 at Northwestern Delnor Hospital.

He was born January 15, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Harold and Joan Ohlrich.

Butch was a loving and dedicated father who adored his children and embraced every moment he had with them.  He especially enjoyed his role as Papa Butch.  He loved people and would give the shirt off his back to help anyone at any hour.  He was the best dancing partner, the life of the party, and the most giving and helpful man.  He will be remembered for his charismatic  personality, the best Bloody Mary, his true friendship, his love for life, and his beloved Sports Bar.

He is survived by his four children, Katelyn (Ryan) Vandermast, Tim Ohlrich, John “JJ” Ohlrich, and William Ohlrich; 2 grandchildren, Wyatt and Charlotte Vandermast; 2 sisters, Susan Carolan and Donna Barry, and his brother, David Ohlrich; his former brother-in-laws, John Williams, Tom (Karla) Williams, Rick (Wendy) Williams, and former sister-in-law, Alice (Sean) Williams; his former wife, Terri Ohlrich; and his best friend, Jack (Nora) Corsello.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 18th  from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home in Geneva 1771 West State Street (Rte 38) Geneva.  A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, August 19th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Crane Road Church 6N487 Crane Road St. Charles.

For further information call Yurs Funeral Home 630-323-7337 or


Rosie Kittoe from Port Charlotte Florida , FL

"My deepest condolences to the family.Butch will be missed by so many of us who were lucky enough to know him as a friend.God Bless you’ll. Rest in peace my friend!"

Ned from Des Plaines, IL

"Farewell brother Butch! May your family and friends find comfort amid our grief at your passing."

John. MCSHANE from DeKalb , IL

"Kate, Tim, JJ and William, your father was a very good man and I told our son Johnny just a few years ago that he and your mom raised 4 wonderful children I can still remember looking over at your front yard which hosted many whiffle ball games those games and your dad leave me with a smile"

Joseph Milano from St Charles, IL

"As I drove through the city the night I heard of Butch passing I drove passed the gas station where the story ( You needs to pull over I gots to take me a s...)I had to tell him this wherever we were. He would laugh so hard he made a video of this to share with everyone's laughs and enjoyment. What a great man who cherished his family and always had something good to say. Loved us all over for whatever game day there was cooking and making all of us comfortable. I'll make your boys your clam sauce. Love you Joe"

John Hollingsworth from Harvard, AK

"I’m so sorry to hear the sad news. Butch and I were fraternity brothers at Carthage College. We were teammates on the Carthage football team and the wrestling team. I think he still holds the record for the fastest pin at Carthage. He was a mean cuss on the field and the mat. He was a great man. His personality will be missed by all who knew him. Yet it will live on in us because we knew him. God speed Butch. Your Beta Phi Brother, Holly"

Gary Spragg (Tree) from Elk Grove Village, IL

"Butch and I were fraternity brothers at Carthage College, Beta Phi Epsilon. I haven’t seen him in a number of years but reading about the man, good friend and dad he became is no surprise to me. He was always a good guy and humble in spite of his athletic prowess. In college he was known for giving his friends a “lung chop”. He’d sneak up and hit you in the chest and back simultaneously with the inside soft part of his clenched fists. It would kind of knock the wind out of you and he’d just stand there with that big smile and raised eyebrows like “yeah so”…?! LOL"

Jon and Sarah Dusell from St. Charles , IL

"Our deepest condolences, we are so very sorry for the friends and family... may God embrace you , Rest In Peace"

Kim McFarlane from Chicago, IL

"Sending my deepest condolences to the family. Rest In Peace Butch!"

Sue Filek from Elburn , IL

"Butch I know you’ll be ever so missed by all those who loved you. I didn’t get to know you well but I do know that your little girl Kate loved you more than anything.. that says a lot! May you Rest In Peace"

Michael Nutter from Saint Charles, IL

"My deepest condolences to the entire Ohlrich family. Butch was beloved by so many family and friends. I am honored to have known him - even if only for the past few years."

Scott R. Ohlrich from Howie In The Hills, FL

"Rest in peace cousin, Godspeed."

Deborah Windisch from St. Charles, IL

"Butch, I'm still in shock, I will miss you my friend. RIP Hugs to the kids. I am here if you all need anything."

Tim Fisher from LODI, WI

"I am saddened to hear this. My sincerest condolences to the Ohlrich family. RIP Butch."

Sean & Edie Leonardi from St Charles , IL

"Our Deepest Sympathy for his family! He was always a wonderful man! Our prayers are with you!"

Teresa & Tony Whittaker from Elburn, IL

"Terri-Thinking of you and your entire family at this time. We have fond memories of fun times with you and Butch. Our prayers are with you."

Teresa & Tony Whittaker from Elburn, IL

"Terri-Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. We have fond memories of you and Butch. Wishing you strength and peace at this time."

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