|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1909|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1996|
Louis G. Ahlbrand died Sunday November 10, 1996, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of that city, he was 87. Mr. Ahlbrand left survivors in Brown County.
He was born June 18, 1909, in Seymour to Walter G. and Clara Kriete Ahlbrand.
He and Ethelwyn King were married October 14, 1933, in Columbus. She died February 6, 1970. He then married Mary King Pyatt July 3, 1971, in Columbus. She survives.
Mr. Ahlbrand was graduated from Seymour High School in 1928. He had worked as plant supervisor at Jackson Brick and Holloware from 1946 until 1972. Mr. Ahlbrand then worked at Hamilton Ford in Brownstown, retiring in 1981.
During World War II, he worked at Charlestown's Dupont Powder Plant.
Mr. Ahlbrand is credited with helping create Brownstown Motor Speedway. Over the years, his connection to the track was as a car owner, flagman and supporter for more than 41 years.
Mr. Ahlbrand was the only nondriver inducted into the speedway's Hall of Fame.
He was a member of East Columbus Christian Church, Columbus Kiwanis Club, Exchange Club of Brownstown, Pythian Sisters and belonged to the Knights of Pythias for half a century.
Other survivors include two sons, Jerry M. Ahlbrand of Seymour and David L. Ahlbrand of Columbus; two daughters, Patricia A. Cummings of Seymour and Sue Lynn Ahlbrand of Medora; four step-sons, William Pyatt of Marsing, Idaho, and Mike Pyatt and Dan Pyatt, both of Columbus, and Tom Pyatt of Paris Crossing; three step-daughters, Deanna Smith and Virginia Roberts, both of Nashville, and Mary Jo Nentrup of Edinburgh; a brother, Glen "Dick" Ahlbrand of Seymour; four sisters, Bernice Ahlbrand, Roberta Ahlbrand, Mildred Kiel, and Doris Greene, all of Seymour, 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 20 step-grandchildren; and 20 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers.
Mike Gillespie and the Reverend Clayton Boyer will lead a service today, November 13, at 2 p.m. at Winklepleck-Wessner Funeral Home in Brownstown. Burial will be in that city's Fairview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the March of Dimes for Birth Defects. (Published Nov. 13, 1996).
Brown County, Indiana, Obituaries, 1914-1994, Vol. 4, 1994-1999, Compiled by Nancy Coulter, Brown County Historical Society, PO Box 668, Nashville, Indiana 47448. All the obituary notices in this volume appeared in the Brown County Democrat between June 1, 1994 and December 31, 1999.
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