Clarence A. Ahlschlager, Sr., 61, of Columbus died November 23 after a four day stay in Columbus Community Hospital. Services were held Saturday, November 26 at the Henneke Funeral Home: Burial followed at the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery with Rev. Robert Schlortt officiating.
Mr. Ahlschlager was born to Hugo Ahlschlager and Leona (Busch) Ahlschlager in Warda on August 27, 1927. He was a resident of Columbus for 31 years and was a self-employed painter.
Mr. Ahlschlager married Lillie Mae (Voitle) Ahlschlager on October 22, 1952. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Preceeded[sic] in death by his father and one brother Leroy. Mr. Ahlschlager is survived by his wife Lillie Ahlschlager of Columbus; mother Leona Ahlschlager Piekert of Columbus; daughters, Carol Ahlschlager of Columbus and Janice Ahlschlager of Ft. Bragg, N. Carolina; sons, Clarence Ahlschlager, Jr., Schulenburg and Dean Ahlschlager of Columbus; sisters, Bernice Koehl of La Grange; brothers, Curtis Ahlschlager of League City, Monroe Ahlschlager of Columbus and Eugene Ahlschlager of Houston; 1 great - grandchild, Jessica Lynn Ahlschlager.
Pallbearers were Randy Ahlschlager, Gary Ahlschlager, Ronald Ahlschlager, Donnie Koehl, David Voitle, Gary Voitle. Honary[sic] pallbearers were Roy Gene Koehl. Sgt. Gilbert Kiel, Lawrence Ripper, Clarence Bertsch, Henry Berger and Keaton Lilie.
Colorado County Citizen, November 30, 1988, page 2