AMELIA AHLES, 90 loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister ROCKFORD - Amelia Ahles, 90, of Rockford, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Born October 15, 1922, in Hurley, WI; the daughter of Louis and Angelina DalCollo. Graduate of New Milford High School and married the love of her life, Donald Ahles, 71 years ago on February 14, 1942. Amelia worked as a teacher's aid for St. Edward Catholic School and Ken-Rock, and rounded out her teaching career as a third grade teacher at St. Bridget Catholic School in Loves Park for 17 years, retiring in 1984. She also took time to teach CCD at St. Edward's, was a Girl Scout Leader, member of St. Edwards Seniors Club and was a lifetime member of the Harmony Club. Her hobbies included traveling, playing Bunco with the same group for the last 50 years, and she was well known for being the Master Sender of greeting cards. She made sure never to miss a special occasion or moment and she made sure she took time to write a little note in every card. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Presence Cor Mariae and to all of her family and friends that have been praying for her these last couple of years. Survivors include her husband, Donald Sr. of Rockford; children, Pam (Mark) Thate of Roscoe; Darla (Dennis) Tritt of Rockford and Rev. Donald Ahles of Genoa; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Erma (Jack) Reppen of Rockford. Preceded in death by her parents; 2 grandchildren; and her sister and brother-in-law, Rosie (Loren) Kendall. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at St. Edward Catholic Church, 3020 11th Street. Burial will be held in St. Mary/St. James Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. In lieu of flowers, please have a Mass said in her name at your parish or send a memorial to Presence Cor Mariae Center, 3330 Maria Linden Dr., Rockford, IL 61114. Extend online condolences at: www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Rockford
1860 S. Mulford
Rockford, IL 61108
Published in Rockford Register Star from July 2 to July 3, 2013