Kirk LeRoy Ehrlich was born December 24, 1954 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Darrell "Duke" and Opal (Kroese) Ehrlich. He died January 12, 2020, in Lincoln.\n\nKirk grew up in Lincoln with his parents and four siblings. After completing high school at Lincoln East he joined the Navy, where he served as a Hospital Corpsman Third Class (HM3). Upon leaving the Navy he joined the Nebraska National Guard as a Combat Medical Specialist, eventually earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. He also attended UN-L, earning his Bachelor of Journalism degree in Broadcast Journalism.\n\nKirk loved to read and enjoyed karaoke with his friends and family. Photography was another favorite hobby. He had an outgoing, friendly personality who never met a stranger. He enjoyed making new friends and regularly keeping in touch with old friends, and took great pleasure in speaking with other military veterans.\n\nKirk was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughters Rebekkah (Bill) Brauer of Staplehurst; Erin Ehrlich of Lincoln; and son Anthony Ehrlich, of Lincoln; his brother Jeff Ehrlich and sisters Kerri Johnson, Jenni (Larry Mellen) Stewart, and KC Corr, all of Lincoln, grandchildren Kara (Logan), Brook, Corvette, Dharma, and Sierra;great-grandchild Lillian; nine nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins.\n\nHis Celebration of Life will be on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 1:00PM at the Firefighters Reception Hall in Lincoln. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to local Veterans programs.