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Bennie Emil Ahrendt
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1913
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 2009
Le Mars
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA

Bennie Ahrendt, 95, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township), rural Le Mars, Iowa. Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate.
Bennie Emil Ahrendt was born on December 7, 1913 on the family farm in Grant Township, Plymouth County, Iowa to Friedrich and Gesche (Cramer) Ahrendt. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township). He attended country school near his home. When Bennie finished his education he farmed with his family.

On December 9, 1936, Bennie and Gladys Schulz were united in marriage at her parents' home in Craig, Iowa. The couple made their home on a farm in Elgin Township, north of Le Mars. In 1975 Bennie and Gladys retired from farming and moved to Le Mars. In 2004, Bennie moved to Park Place Estates where he received wonderful care. For the last month he was a resident of Good Samaritan Village.

Bennie was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. He taught Sunday School and ushered for many services. In earlier years he was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where he also taught Sunday School. Bennie enjoyed many activities like walking, fishing, bowling, gardening and singing in the church choirs. He also volunteered his spare time at Good Samaritan Village.

Bennie will be lovingly remembered by his son Stan Ahrendt and his wife Marlene, daughters Diane Bainter, and Susan Ahrendt all of Sioux City, Iowa; three grandchildren Brian Ahrendt and his wife Debra Bengtson-Ahrendt of Bloomington, Illinois, Bruce Ahrendt and his wife Cinthia of Coral Gables, Florida, Molly Taylor and her husband Damian of Sioux City, Iowa; five great-grandchildren Jesse Bengtson-Ahrendt, David Bengtson-Ahrendt, Christopher Ahrendt, Sabrina Taylor, and Andrew Ahrendt; two sisters-in-law Virginia Schulz of Le Mars and Arlene Mc Hale of Craig; a brother-in-law Herman Schulz and his wife Marlene of Le Mars; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Gladys on January 21, 2004; an infant son Wesley; and siblings Amanda Renken, Fred Ahrendt, Emma Ahrendt, Henry Ahrendt, Marie Renken, Rieka Otto and Carl Ahrendt.

Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Rose Marie Brown
Record added: Feb 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33865322
Bennie Emil Ahrendt
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Bennie Emil Ahrendt
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 Added: Feb. 28, 2009

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