|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1909|
|Death: ||Jan. 2, 2005|
La Crosse County
Miriam Evelyn Ahrens, 95, formerly of Sterling, Ill., and Mesa, Ariz., died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Onalaska Care Center.
She was born March 14, 1909, in Brandon, Minn., to Emil E. and Magnihild (Strom) Bergh.
Miriam was baptized and confirmed in Chippewa Lutheran Church in Brandon. She graduated from Brandon High School, then attended one year at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
On Oct. 16, 1930, Miriam married Victor Carl Ahrens in Brandon. Together, they owned and operated Coast to Coast Hardware Stores for 42 years in Long Prairie and Walker, Minn., and Sterling.
They retired to Alexandria, Minn., in 1978, then moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1983. Victor preceded Miriam in death in March 1986. In April 2000, Miriam moved to La Crosse to be near her daughters.
Survivors include three children, Marilyn Roerig of Sparta, David (Sharon) Ahrens of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Beth (David) Curtis of Onalaska; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, La Verle (Charles) Wilken of Minneapolis.
In addition to her husband, Miriam was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Henry, Phillip, Lloyd and Ira Bergh; and one sister, Lillian Ness.
Memorial services will be Monday, Jan. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Sterling. The Rev. Joseph Cassidy III will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling.
Victor Carl Ahrens (1902 - 1986)*
Oak Knoll Memorial Park Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 21, 2011
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