William Charles Ahrens

William Charles Ahrens

Birth
Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 19 Oct 2012 (aged 88)
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Section L Row 17
Memorial ID 128791488 · View Source
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William C. Ahrens died Friday, October 19, 2012 at Syverson Lutheran Home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

William Ahrens was born on September 25, 1924 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the son of Fred and Laura (Ebert) Ahrens. He was educated at Oshkosh High School.

Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. As a combat infantryman in World War ii, he took part in campaigns in New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines, and in the occupation of Japan. He received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star in recognition of actions he performed during his service.

William married Helen Chambers in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on November 24, 1947. He worked as a sheet metal worker for many years and finished his working life as a maintenance worker for the U.S. Post Office in Oshkosh. William moved to Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 2009 after spending most of his life in Oshkosh. William enjoyed hunting, fishing, the Green Bay Packers, working on his house, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his sister, Doris Johns of Frisco, Texas, a son Tom (Sandra) Ahrens of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, a daughter Peggy (Ahrens) Young of Madison Wisconsin, and by three grandchildren, Emily Ahrens, Zachary Ahrens and Zoe Young, as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his two brothers Fred and George, and his sisters, Viola, Laura, Rose, Mildred, Hazel, and Shirley.

A memorial service for William will be held at 10:30 a.m. on November 3rd at Seefeld Funeral Home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. William's immediate family will be there at 10:00 to receive family and friends. Guests are invited to a light luncheon immediately after the service

Bio by: Dale & Corinne Wise



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  • Created by: JAZ
  • Added: 29 Apr 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 128791488
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Charles Ahrens (25 Sep 1924–19 Oct 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 128791488, citing Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by JAZ (contributor 48097722) .