EDWARDSVILLE — David Gary Ahrens, age 82, of Edwardsville, Illinois, passed away at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 3:08 p.m.
Gary was born in Edwardsville on Feb. 14, 1939, the son of the late Edward M. & Bernice E. (Bernreuther) Ahrens.
Gary married Kathy Ann Nelson on April 7, 2000, in Edwardsville.
Besides his wife of 20 years; Gary is survived by three sons, James Ahrens & wife Yolly, of Norwalk, California, Steven Ahrens, of Edwardsville, and Jason Sodam, of Pevely, Missouri; four daughters, Lisa Barton & husband Kendall, of Collinsville, Illinois, Cheryl Ahrens, of Springfield, Illinois, Nickie Depper & husband Butch, of Litchfield, Illinois, and Andy Probst, of Worden, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Nicholas, Kevin, Breanna, David, Katie, Jason Jr., Austin, and Kenzy; and a brother, Bob & his wife Ella Ahrens, of Edwardsville. Gary was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cindy Ahrens; and a brother, Kent Ahrens.
After graduating from Edwardsville High School, Gary joined the United States Army.
Gary was also a member of the Edwardsville Moose Lodge.
Gary was cremated according to his wishes.
A private family service will be held and interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Weber & Rodney Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed online at weberfuneralhome.com.