Ronald Fredrick Ahrens, 97, died August 28, 2023 at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney. He was born July 1, 1926 near Gibson, Iowa to Fred Gottlieb and Pearl McAdams Ahrens. He attended Sigourney High School. On February 7, 1950 he married Marjorie Ann Weber at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Harper. They lived and farmed west of Harper. Ron worked for Natural Gas Pipeline and he later started Ahrens Construction in 1959. He retired at the age of 70. He was a former member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Harper and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sigourney and the Eagles in Oskaloosa.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Marjorie on February 11, 2018 and a brother David Ahrens.
He is survived by his children, Dan (Jill Armstrong) Ahrens of Iowa City; Lyle Ahrens of Harper; Rhonda (Jon) Aller of Iowa City; Randy (Kami) Ahrens of North Liberty; nine grandchildren, Andrew (Allye) Ahrens; Lindy Ahrens; Aliou (Tiffany) Keita; Caleb (Amber) Ahrens; Bennie (Retha) Ahrens; Ryan (Jennifer) Aller; Alex Aller; Ashley Ahrens; and Hailey Ahrens; three great-grandchildren, Ella Deters; Kenley Keita; and Kayden Keita and his sister Lois Simpson of College Station, Texas.
Friday, September 1, 2023
Starts at 10:30am (Central time)
St. Mary Catholic Church