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John A. Ahlers
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  • St. Paul United Church of Christ Memorial Fund
    119 N. Franklin St.
    New Bremen, OH 45869
  • New Bremen American Legion Post 241
    6458 State Route 66
    New Bremen, OH 45869

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“Marlene, to you and yours our sympathy, thoughts and prayers. Jim Scheer ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: jim scheer - celina, OH - Friend

“Marlene, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim Scheer ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: James Scheer - Celina, OH

“Marlene& family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.Donna JacobyH ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Donnad Jacoby - NEW BREMEN, OH

4 of 8 | Posted by: Janet Swartz - Saint Marys, OH

“We got to know John Sr. when he and Marlene came to visit his son John and daughter-in-law Judy. He was a joy to be around. Lots of humor and...Read More »
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“Our Deepest Sympathies with Love, Dean, Kathleen, and Jay MillerTroy and Jen Mannino ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Kathleen Miller - Collierville, TN

“Sending my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of John. I have loved him forever. What a great, gentle man he was. Sending love and prayers to all of...Read More »
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8 of 8 | Posted by: Cheryl Barlage - New Bremen, OH

John A. Ahlers, 85
of New Bremen, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Otterbein, St. Marys, Ohio. He was born on August 8, 1932 in New Bremen, the son of the late Johann A. Ahlers and Clara Wuebbenhorst Ahlers. He is survived by his wife, Marlene (Wiehe) Ahlers whom he married on May 21, 1982. Surviving from a previous marriage are a daughter Joni (Robert) Burger of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and a son John (Judy) Ahlers of Gainesville, Georgia. Also surviving are his four grandchildren; Brooke Anne Ahlers, Tim (Jen) Burger, Jake (Meg) Burger, Emma (Derrick) Palmer, and five great-grandchildren.

John was a previous member of St. Peter's Church in New Bremen, where he served in various offices of the church, including President of the congregation. He is presently a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen.

John was a 1950 graduate of New Bremen High School and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. John retired in 1991 from Alumax, Inc. while living in California.

John was a life member of the New Bremen American Legion Post 241, serving in many offices, including that of Post Commander. He was also a member of the Forty and Eight honor society.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Interment will follow in the Willow Grove Cemetery of New Bremen. Calling hours will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017, from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home of New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday. Memorial Contributions can be directed to the New Bremen American Legion Post 241, St. Paul United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, or a charity of donor's choice. Condolences to the Ahlers family can be left online at