Donald Ahrens

Donald L. Ahrens, 90, of Marion, and having local relatives, died Dec. 8, 2008, at 7:05 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor in Marion.

Mr. Ahrens was a inspector at Fisher Body, Marion, where he had worked for 26 years. He had also farmed in Madison County until 1956. He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses.

He was born March 12, 1918, in Council Bluffs, IA, to Harry and Irene Graves Ahrens. He married Opal Seybert Ahrens Jan. 18, 1941; she preceded him in death on Feb. 28, 1995. He married Joyce Green in August 1995; she preceded him in death on Oct. 12, 2007.

Survivors include a daughter, Anita Applegate, of Marion; two sons, Richard Ahrens, of Roanoke, and Kenneth Wayne Ahrens, of Marion; a brother, Raymond Ahrens, of Porterville, CA; and his stepmother, Essie Pingear, of Porterville, CA.

A funeral service was held Dec. 12, 2008, at Needham-Store-Wampner Funeral Service, Marion, with Tim J. Berg officiating. Entombment was at Grant Memorial Park, Marion.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis.

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