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Edna Dorothy Ahrens

December 4, 1931 November 13, 2020
Edna Dorothy Ahrens
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Edna Dorothy (Ables) Ahrens, age 88, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center in Worthington, MN. She was born December 4, 1931 to John and Bertha (Bjerke) Ables in Tracy, MN. Edna married Francis “Bud” Ahrens on November 27, 1951 at St. Mary’s Church in Worthington.
Her first job was at Lang’s Bakery, where she met the love of her life, her husband of 67 years, Bud. She later worked at Coast to Coast where she retired. In retirement, Edna was very active in hospital auxiliary and coordinating funeral luncheons at St. Mary’s Church. Edna enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, and most importantly, spending time with her family.
Edna is survived by her son Larry Ahrens, Sheldon, IA; daughter Julie (Jeff) Meier, Worthington; daughter-in-law Paula Ahrens, Worthington; grandsons Nicholas (Erin) Ahrens, Worthington; Joseph (Jordan) Ahrens, Richfield, MN; granddaughters April (John) Weber, Ocheyedan, IA; Lindsay (Shane) Fricke, Brandon, SD; Alyssa (Ryan) Climer, Spencer, IA; Courtney (Steven) Kremer, Brandon, SD; great grandchildren Sofia, Natalie, Paige, and Jackson Weber, Kate and Wyatt Fricke, Jagr Climer, Michael Ahrens, and Grady Kremer; and sister-in-law and best friend Shirley Jensen, Worthington.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bud, parents John and Bertha, mother and father-in-law Emil and Alma, and son Michael.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, MN with Father Jim Callahan and Deacon Vern Behrends officiating. Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Worthington, MN. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Thursday

3

Dec

4:00 PM 12/3/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/3/2020 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Friday

4

Dec

9:30 AM 12/4/2020 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 12/4/2020 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1215 7th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Mary's Catholic Church
1215 7th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Friday

4

Dec

10:30 AM 12/4/2020 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

1215 7th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Mary's Catholic Church
1215 7th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Read Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

Read Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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