Allen "Al" Ahre

Ahre, Allen "Al", age 88, retired Architect, passed away Monday, October 14, 2013. Allen was born October 20, 1924, in Astoria, South Dakota, the son of Renville and Ophelia Ahre. Allen graduated from Astoria High School in 1942 and enlisted in the Army Air Force as soon as he turned 18. He married his high school sweetheart in 1944 in Ardmore, OK, just prior to going overseas to Italy. He was a 2nd Lieutenant, B17 bomber pilot in WWII. After the war ended, he attended the University of Nebraska and earned his degree in Architecture. Allen worked for several firms, locally and out of state, then opened his own practice in 1971. He continued to work into his early 80's. He will be dearly missed by his family and remembered by those who knew him for his humor and kindness. Preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven Ahre; and brother, Vernon Ahre. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ardis Ahre; children, Susan (Roger) Halleckson, Wichita, David Ahre, Wichita; step-grandchildren, Mike (Jill) Halleckson, Lees Summit, MO, Brandi Halleckson, Arlington, VA. Memorial service is 11am, Thursday, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1101 N. River Blvd., Wichita. Memorials have been established with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1101 N. River Blvd., Wichita, KS 67203 and Starkey, Inc., 4500 W. Maple St., Wichita, KS 67209. Send condolences via www.mylakeviewfuneralhome.com

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Published in The Wichita Eagle from Oct. 20 to Oct. 23, 2013