|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1935|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 2011|
Sioux City Journal (Jan. 23, 2011)
GRANVILLE, Iowa -- Emmett J. Ahlers, 75, of Granville died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Orange City Area Health System in Orange City, Iowa, following a brief illness.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville, with the Rev. Richard D. Ball officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home and Monument in Remsen.
Emmett was born Aug. 29, 1935, at rural Granville, the son of William P. and Mary (Schwarz) Ahlers. He was raised and educated in the Granville area and then engaged in farming with his parents. On Oct. 30, 1956, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served two years on active duty. On Oct. 29, 1958, he was released from active duty and returned to farming with his parents at Granville. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 29, 1962.
On May 28, 1960, he married Mary Ann Burlage at Elkton, S.D. They made their home near Granville and in January 1961 moved to the Ahlers family farm. In the mid 1970s he established Ahlers Trucking in addition to farming. He retired from farming in the mid-1980s, but continued trucking until 2010.
Emmett was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann of Granville; three sons, Steve of Nashville, Tenn., Dave of Sioux City, Ia., and Tom and his wife, Sandra of Granville; two daughters and their husbands, Cathy and Roger Hansen of Olathe, Kan., and Christy and Dale Kellen of Princeton, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Adam, Nicole, and Samantha Hansen, Victor, Claire, Nicholas, and Kennedy Kellen, and Nichole and Alex Lange; four sisters, Florence Ahlers and Lucille Schumacher, both of Granville, Ruth Green of Canton, Mich., and Clarice and her husband Ray Heller of Milford, Ia.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law, A.J. Schumacher and Dent Green.
Pallbearers will be Steve, Dave, and Tom Ahlers, Roger Hansen, Dale Kellen, and Adam Hansen.
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Bill Bates
Record added: Jan 21, 2012
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