Hugh P. Ahlering
1932 - 2020
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Hugh P. Ahlering

Evansville - Hugh P. Ahlering, 88, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Evansville Protestant Home. He was born June 17, 1932, in Evansville, to the late Raymond and Elizabeth (Gerbig) Ahlering, Sr.

Hugh graduated from Bosse High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of Evansville in 1961 with a degree in engineering and played basketball for 4 years, playing on the national championship team of 1959. Hugh worked for Peyronnin Construction Company for over 50 years retiring in 2016. Hugh was an active member of Annunciation Parish - Christ the King Church for over 60 years.

Hugh is survived by daughters, Mary (Robert) Rock, Julie (Frank) Ehrensbeck, Jean Carlson, Margie Ahlering (William Hall) and Catherine Kline; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Hugh was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Ahlering in 2015; grandson, Riley Carlson; brother, Raymond Ahlering; sisters, Katherine Beach and Virginia Hess.

Due to the pandemic, private services will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Fr. Alex Zenthoefer officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Annunciation Parish - Christ the King Church, 3010 E. Chandler Ave., Evansville, 47714 or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be made online at

Published in Courier Press from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 25, 2020
Ahlering ladies, i remember years of walking home from CTK down Washington Ave to get home. I don't know what year your house was built but I do remember always being happy if your dad was outside .....he always happily greeted us. Such a nice man. I babysat later for a few of you and especially remember Julie and Jeannie as my sister's friends. Cherish your memories. Thoughts of your family bring smiles. Mary Hubert Goodson
Mary Hubert Goodson
November 24, 2020
Ahlering Family,
It was such a stroke of luck and a blessing for me to work closely with Hugh for 17 years. Early in my career at Peyronnin he was my mentor and without question the nicest man I've met. His humble nature and empathetic approach to all those he knew was inspiring and led to a very special friendship. May God bring each of you peace .
Mike Schapker
November 24, 2020
Our sympathy, love and prayers go to all the Ahlering family. We have known each girl from the time they were born and what a beautiful family. I pray you can find peace and to know you grew up in one of the greatest families ever. We will be thinking of you , remembering all the fun times we have shared.
Polly & Clyde Cox
November 22, 2020
My sincerest sympathy to all of Hugh’s family.

It was interesting to be reminded in the Courier story about his days at Evansville College, but anyone who believed basketball defined Hugh sadly didn’t know him.

I knew Hughie all of my life and had the gift of spending part of most weekdays working with him for nearly 3 decades. Hughie embodied everything good a human being has to offer. He was thoughtful, kind and humble. He held himself to the highest ethical standards. He loved his faith and he loved his family; each daughter, each son-in-law and each grandchild like they were his only. Most profoundly he loved his beautiful wife and partner Carol. It is of comfort knowing he is now reunited with her in heaven.

Above all for me, Hughie was a singular benchmark of character that has always been and will always be a guiding light as I continue to aspire to build my own - never expecting to achieve what was so natural for him.

I hope his family’s grief is brief and quickly yields to wonderful memories of one of the finest men I have known.
Drew Peyronnin
November 22, 2020
Mary, Jeanne, Julie, Margie, Catherine,

We are so sorry for your loss of your sweet Dad and will miss him so much as you all will!

He was such a wonderful Husband, Father and Uncle and we had so many fun times together especially at Christmas!

He will be greatly missed by so many!

Love you all,

Johnny, Beth, Joycie and Janie

John Ahlering
November 22, 2020
Julie, Jean, and all of your family, I'm so sorry. Many blessings to you all as you go through this difficult time. I always loved both of your sweet parents. Sending love to you all. -Jill Kroeger Kinkade
Jill Kinkade
November 22, 2020
Our thoughts ,prayers and sympathy are with the Ahlering family. Hugh was a special fiend and old neighbor. We all will miss him .

Art and Donna Scheller (schentrup)
Donna Scheller
November 22, 2020
Hughie, sadly the Girls and I cannot be with you to see you one last time. We are so sad to see you go, but we know that you are already reunited with Carol, Raymond, Ginny, Katchy, Mamaw, Raymie, Bevie and oh so many others!

We will all miss you so much and will fondly remember all the fun family times together we had over the years!

Our Love,

Johnny Ahlering and Beth, Joyce, Jane
John Ahlering
November 22, 2020
Julie (and Frank) and Ahlering family:

I’m so sorry for your loss! Prayers for your family.
Joan Grabhorn Oldham
November 21, 2020
May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Hugh was a great person. Always fun, friendly and helpful. I will greatly miss Him as a friend and as a coworker. Thinking of all the Hugh and Carol Ahlering's family with prayers and sympathy.

Joyce Goebel
Joyce Goebel
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