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Local Olympian Ehrensbeck dies at 76

John "Louie" Ehrensbeck

Former Olympic biathlon skier John “Louie” Ehrensbeck has died at the age of 76.

Posted: Jul 20, 2021 5:50 PM
Updated: Jul 20, 2021 5:56 PM

OLD FORGE, N.Y. – Former Olympic biathlon skier John “Louie” Ehrensbeck has died at the age of 76.

According to his obituary, Ehrensbeck was a member of both the U.S. Alpine and U.S. Nordic ski teams in the 1960’s, and competed on the Nordic and biathlon teams at the 1968 Olympics in France.

He settled in Old Forge to raise his family, and also spent many years coaching high school soccer and golf.

Calling hours will be held Friday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Dimbleby Funeral Home on Fern Avenue in Old Forge. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Church on Crosby Boulevard.

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