|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1916|
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 2013|
courtesy of Fisch Funeral Home:
Norma Ahlers, 96, of Remsen, Iowa, died Wedenesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Orange City Health Systems Hospital in Orange City, Iowa.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with Rev. William McCarthy and Deacon Rick Roder officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Norma was born June 10, 1916, to Martin and Christina (Kunkel) Ludwig. She was born and raised on her family farm and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School in 1934. She met and fell in love with Clarence Ahlers, her family's hired man. They were married Jan. 19, 1943, in Remsen, on a 27-degrees-below-zero afternoon and continued to live on the farm northeast of Remsen. Clarence passed away Oct. 10, 2011.
Norma was a member of St. Mary's Church and Church Guild. In her younger years Norma enjoyed dances on Thursday nights in Remsen and playing pinochle with a card club. She was very talented at crocheting, making many doilies and afghans for all her children and grandchildren. Norma spent hours working on her puzzle books, but was happiest when her family was around.
Survivors include four sons, Fred (Faye Herde), David (Lynn Langel), Daniel, and Phil (Teryl Conover), all of Remsen; three daughters, Margaret Mary Tucker of Enfield, NH, Christine (Scott Nielsen) of Remsen, and Barbara (Dennis Henrich) of LeMars, IA; 11 grandchildren, Holly and Douglas Tucker, Ann and David Heerde, Erin (Chris) Pick, Nicole and Jeremy Ahlers, Noelle (Josh) Bennett, Derek Ahlers, Justin (Safia) Nielsen, and Christopher Nielsen; 3 brothers-in-law, Urban and Edward Ahlers of Granville, and Vincent of Remsen; 2 sisters-in-law, Rita (Theisen) of Canby, MN and Clara of Granville, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Margaret Ludwig; grandson, Michael Ahlers; a stillborn brother; brothers-in-law, Herman, Ray, Bernard, and Arnold Ahlers, and Reynold Theisen; and sister-in-law, Helen Ahlers
Casket bearers will be Jeremy Ahlers, Derek Ahlers, Justin Nielsen, Christopher Nielsen, Holly Tucker, and David Heerde.
Clarence A Ahlers (1919 - 2011)
Saint Marys Cemetery
Created by: Bill Bates
Record added: Mar 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106013116
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