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David Lee Ahrens


David Lee Ahrens, 79, of Bunker Hill, passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 22, 2022 at his residence in Bunker Hill.

David was born on Jan. 3, 1943 to Kenneth and Ella (LaRose) Ahrens in Battle Creek, MI.

Dave graduated from Englewood High School in Denver, Colorado, and then attended the University of Boulder.

He married Bea Dot Standifer in 1967 in Denver Colorado and they later divorced.   Dave married Diane Schulte on July 3, 1980 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was a Special Projects Manager for T.R.W. Corporation in Colorado Springs, Colorado and then in Fairfax, Virginia, until his retirement.

David was a member of Ss Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville.

He was a stamp collector since he was 10 years old, was a history buff, and a fishing enthusiast.  He and Diane raised horses, donkeys, and any other animal that wanders onto their property.  He loved his yellow lab, Ada and the family cats.

David is survived by his wife Diane; son, Douglas “Doug” (Yovonne) Ahrens of Glen Saint Mary, FL; two grandsons, Thomas (Karibeth) Ahrens, and Michael (Gracie) Ahrens; granddaughter, Sierra Ahrens; great grandchildren, Lincoln, Annabeth, Silas Jack, River Lee, and Cooper.

David was preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Ella Ahrens.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Ss Mary & Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the church, with Fr. Joe Koyickal, officiating.

Burial will take place in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Bunker Hill.

Memorials are suggested to the Macoupin County Animal Shelter.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.

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