John Ahrens

John A. Ahrens, 95 of Minonk passed away at 3:55 PM Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Heritage Health, Minonk.
His funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, July 11, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minonk with Pastor Joy Miller officiating. Burial will be at 2:45 PM Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Lawndale TWP. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 AM Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minonk or charity of the donor’s choice.
Calvert – Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk is assisting the family with arrangements.
John was born June 14, 1921 in Germany, the son of Peter and Christina Lepler Ahrens. He married Marga Schmetgen on January 19, 1955 in Germany. She survives.
Also surviving are three children, Arnold (Juanita) Ahrens of Germantown Hills, Elvira Brooks of Benson, and Karen (Kevin) Ketchmark of Birch Tree, MO; 5 Grandchildren; and 6 Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Christina Archibald.
John was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minonk. He worked at Kemp Grain for 3 years, Minonk Dairy for 15 years and Minonk Baking for 15 years.
John was very active in the Threshermans Reunion in Pontiac.

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