|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1922|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 2009|
C. Elaine Ahlquist, 86, of Nevada, died on Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames from complications of leukemia. Memorial services will be held 10 a.m., on Tuesday, July 21, at the Memorial Lutheran Church, 701 11th Street in Nevada with Pastor David R. Burling officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery.
Carol Elaine Staflin was born on August 27, 1922, in Osakis, MN, to John O. and Hulda R. (Johnson) Staflin. She graduated from Osakis High School in 1940. Elaine attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. On September 5, 1942, she married Leonard Ahlquist at the Lutheran Church in Osakis, MN. To this union, three children were born; two daughters, Barbara married to Dr. Gerald McDaniel of Nevada and Cheryl married to Duilio Mordini of Madrid; and a son, Jerry who preceded her in death on December 25, 2006. Elaine was an active member of Memorial Lutheran Church. She also belonged to the AM Chapter of PEO, Martha Circle, Questors, and was a previous member of the Songbirds of Ames. Elaine was a homemaker, but for a short period of time was involved in real estate in Nevada. She enjoyed music, volunteering at the Story County Hospital and loved to quilt. Elaine was devoted to her family and also enjoyed being with them as often as possible.
Besides her husband, Len Ahlquist of Nevada and her three children, she is survived by nine grandchildren, Cindy (Mike) Phelan of Story City and their children, Rachel, Sarah, and Matthew, Catherine (Geoff) Hubbard of Council Bluffs and their children, Jacob and Luke, Stephanie Richards McDaniel (Ben Richards) of St. Paul, MN and their children, Eleanor and AdaMae, Rob Mordini of Polk City and his children Michael and Andrew, John (Nikki) Mordini of Des Moines and their children, Sophia, Maria, and Gianna, Angela Ahlquist of Atlanta, GA, Katherine Ahlquist of Des Moines, and Kelly (Clint) Snider of Chippewa Falls, WI and their children, Alexis and Kaitlin; a sister, Clarice Crotty of Westminster, CA; and a brother, Glade Staflin (Sally) of Centenial, CO; six nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Her parents; her son, Jerry; a grandson, Les McDaniel; and her brother, Norton preceded her in death.
A memorial fund has been established in Elaine's name.
Chet Ryan Mortuary in Nevada has been entrusted with Elaine and her family.
Leonard Hugo Ahlquist (1922 - 2014)*
Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Created by: Diane Zabel
Record added: Jul 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39619619
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