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Ronald Ahrens

January 9, 1943 — July 26, 2017

Ronald Edward Ahrens, 74, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, IA.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. Rev. Gary Hoyt will officiate. Burial will be on the family farm located east of Pilot Mound at 1129 130th St. Visitation will be Friday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Community United Methodist Church. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Born and raised near Boone, IA, Ron attended elementary and grade school in Pilot Mound and graduated high school from Grand Community in Boxholm in 1961.

In May 1962, Ron married Kathleen Kay Newhall. Together, Ron and Kathleen had two wonderful children, Steve and Lora. Ron was a truck driver for the Boone LP Gas Company until he retired at the age of 62.

He was an avid horseman who started training horses at the age of 12. Ron also had a passion for dancing to rock and roll and country western. He enjoyed dancing on the American Band Stand tv show on Saturday nights as a young man.

Ron is survived by his two children Steve (Melissa) Ahrens of Altoona and Lora Ahrens-Olerich of Boone; his brother, Charlie Ahrens of Boone; his grandchildren Cassidy Shreve of Boone, and Ashley, Lindsey, and Nicholas Ahrens of Altoona; step-grandchild, Nic Olerich of Jefferson; adopted grandchildren, Lexis, Seirra (Rosie), and Laurel Collins of Stratford; and niece, Angie (Barry) Star of Maplewood, MN. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Alva (Duff) and Goldie (Faye) Ahrens; his sister, Bonnie Higby; sister-in-law, Gayla Ahrens; nephew, Justin Tjentland; and son-in-law, Chris Olerich.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, July 28, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Community United Methodist Church

337 Southwest 2nd Street, Ogden, IA 50212

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Community United Methodist Church

337 Southwest 2nd Street, Ogden, IA 50212

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Burial

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

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