James “Jim” Ahrens, 63, of
Morton died Tuesday,
November 26, 2013 at the
Redwood Area Hospital.
Funeral services were held
at Saturday, November 30,
2013 from the Nelson-Martin
Funeral Chapel in Redwood
Falls. Burial, with military
honors, followed in Calvary
Cemetery, Morton.
Arrangements were with
Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls.
E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.
com.

James “Jim” Ahrens, 63, of
Morton died Tuesday,
November 26, 2013 at the
Redwood Area Hospital.
Funeral services were held
at Saturday, November 30,
2013 from the Nelson-Martin
Funeral Chapel in Redwood
Falls. Burial, with military
honors, followed in Calvary
Cemetery, Morton.
Arrangements were with
Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls.
E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.
com.
James Louis Ahrens, the son of Earnie and
Beatrice “Butch” (Reynolds) Ahrens, Sr., was
born September 12, 1950 in Redwood Falls.
Jim lived in Morton his entire life. He graduated
from Morton High School in 1968 and shortly
thereafter was inducted into the United States
Navy. Jim served aboard the USS Mauna Kea
during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged
in 1972 and returned home to Morton.
On May 19, 1973, Jim married Audrey Kodet at
St. John’s Catholic Church in Morton and the couple
made their home in Morton.
Jim was employed as a carpenter with Morton
Buildings for 22 years. In 1990, he began working
as the surveillance lead operator at Jackpot
Junction Casino Hotel where he was employed
until retiring in 2010.
Jim was a member of the Methodist church, the
VFW, and was a former volunteer firefighter.
He loved being with his grandchildren and family.
Jim took pride in his yard; he enjoyed gardening,
lawn work and cutting wood with his family.
He loved watching and feeding the birds. Jim
enjoyed deer hunting and fishing with his boys,
playing cards and Wii bowling. He was proud to
have served his country in the Navy.
Jim is survived by his wife Audrey of Morton;
children Al (Mandi) Ahrens of Morton, Amy
(Kevin) Joyce of Morgan and Marcus (Cindy)
Ahrens of Morgan; grandchildren Emily, Jesse,
Baylee, Skylar, Jayden and Kyson and siblings
Earnie (Loni) Ahrens, Jr. of Morton, Tom (Maggie)
Ahrens of Morton and Pat Ahrens of Olivia.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Blessed be his memory.