David Ahrens
1939 - 2021
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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.

The family request memorials to American Heart Association or Wounded Warriors in care of Weber & Rodney Funeral Home.

Weber & Rodney Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed online at weberfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer on Mar. 18, 2021.
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