|#1 Dareld R. Ahrens, 73|
Dareld R. Ahrens, 73 died Monday March 22, 2004, at his home in Blair.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 26, at First Lutheran Church in Blair. Interment will be in the Blair Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.
Derald R. Ahrens was born Nov. 15, 1930 in rural Blair to Fred and Belva (Barton) Ahrens.
On April 12, 1953, he married Elaine Quist at the First United Methodist Church in Blair.
#1-Published in the Enterprise March 26, 2003
Mr. Ahrens served with the Nebraska National Guard in the 128th Engineer Battalion in Fremont from November 1950 until September 1956.
He served on the Sutherland School Board for nine years. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, the Herman Masonic Lodge and Mo-Ri Shriners. He served as a “roadrunner” for the Shriners, driving crippled children to the Shrine Hospital in Minneapolis.
His love of farming kept him on the family farm with his wife, Elaine, all of his life. He enjoyed traveling, camping and attending his grandchildrens’ sporting events.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Debbie Ahrens of Blair; daughter, Cheryl Nielsen, and finance, Tom Whittles of Arden Hills, Minn., as well as five grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Washburn of Salt Lake City, Utah, and a brother, Donald Ahrens of Spirit Lake, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
#2-Printed in the Omaha World Herald on 3/24/2004
AHRENS - Dareld, 73 yrs., Blair. Survived by wife, Elaine Ahrens, Blair; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Debbie Ahrens, Blair; daughter, Cheryl Nielsen and fiance Tom Whittles, Arden Hills, MN; 5 grandchildren.
FUNERAL SERVICE Fri. 10 am, First Lutheran Church, Blair. Interment Blair Cemetery. VISITATION begins 9 am Thurs., at Campbell Aman Funeral Home. MASONIC SERVICE Thurs. 7 pm, at the Funeral Home
CAMPBELL-AMAN Funeral Home
Blair, NE 402-426-2191
#3 #2 Funeral Leaflet
In Loving Memory of Dareld R. Ahrens
Born November 15, 1930 Blair, Nebraska ~ Entered Into Rest March 22, 2004 Blair, Nebraska
Funeral Services 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 26, 2004 First Lutheran Church Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Rev. Stanley Reinemund. Organist: Clare Cowing. Vocalist: Diane Sheets. Musical Selections: “The Lord’s Prayer”, “Wind Beneath My Wings”. Congregational Hymns: “How Great Thou Art”, “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”
Casketbearers: Kristopher Ahrens, Marc Nielsen, Tom Campbell, Jason Nielsen, David Rasmussen
Graveside Services: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home
~~~ Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~