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Francis "Bud" Louis Ahrens

December 17, 1928 August 28, 2019
Francis "Bud" Louis Ahrens
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Obituary for Francis "Bud" Louis Ahrens

Francis “Bud” Louis Ahrens, age 90, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, MN. He was born December 17, 1928 to Emil and Alma (Girard) Ahrens in Fairmont, MN. He was a graduate of Worthington High School, class of 1947. Bud married Edna Dorothy Ables on November 27, 1951 at St. Mary’s Church in Worthington.
His first job was at Council Oak Grocery Store in Worthington where he met the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Edna. He then worked at Campbell Soup for 28 years, where he later retired. Bud enjoyed fishing, watching the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, riding his moped around Lake Okabena, and watching his grandkids in their various activities.
Bud is survived by his wife Edna; 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 Shirley Jensen, Worthington.
He was preceded in death by his parents Emil and Alma, son Michael, brother Merle Ahrens, sister Bonnie Jenkins, mother-in-law Bertha Buss, and two infant sisters.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 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 Tuesday, September 3, 2019, from 5:00 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.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

3

Sep

5:00 PM 9/3/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/3/2019 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

4

Sep

9:30 AM 9/4/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 9/4/2019 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

Wednesday

4

Sep

10:30 AM 9/4/2019 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

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Read Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

Read Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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