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  • James Ahrens

  • James “Jim” Ahrens, 63, ofMorton died Tuesday,November 26, 2013 at theRedwood Area Hospital.Funeral services were heldat Saturday, November 30,2013 from the Nelson-MartinFuneral Chapel in RedwoodFalls. Burial, with militaryhonors, followed in CalvaryCemetery, Morton.Arra...
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  • 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.
    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.
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