MINSTER - Marilyn J. Ahrns, 77, of 117 E. Third St., died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at 6:40 a.m. at her residence.
She was born June 12, 1936, in Greenville, to Robert and Estella (Hoying) Bohman. They preceded her in death. She was married on May 12, 1956, in Osgood, to Edward C. Ahrns. He survives along with their children, Jeffrey and Debbie Ahrns, of Minster, Ron and Mien Ahrns, of Midland, Mich., and Jane and Jim Steinemann, of Minster.
Marilyn is also survived by eight grandchildren, Alyson, Caleb, Sara, Eric, Julia, Michelle, Maria and John; her siblings, Suzie and Ken Hegemann, of St. Marys, Martha and Tony Albers, of Minster, Jerry and Eileen Bohman, of Chickasaw, and Brother Tom Bohman, of Columbus; her brothers-in-law, Jim Ahrns and Dick and Janice Ahrns; and a sister-in-law, Bonnie Ahrns, all of Minster.
Deceased in-laws include John Ahrns and infant Helen Ahrns.
Marilyn was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, Church Funeral Choir, Mission Commission, and she was a volunteer for Joint Township Hospital, Grand Lake Hospice, the Retreat House, and the Relic Chapel. She made many rosaries and prayer cloths and enjoyed bike riding and playing bridge. She was employed for 30 years as cook at Minster Elementary School and part time at the Cornerstone Shop in New Bremen.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at St. Augustine Church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m., Monday, and 9 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Memorials may be made to Grand Lake Hospice.
Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Hogenkamp Sons, Inc.
61 S. HANOVER ST. MINSTER, OH 45865-1233
Published in Sidney Daily News on Aug. 30, 2013