Mr. Ahrens died Wednesday December 22, 2010 at the Bay Regional Medical Center age 85 years. Son of the late George & Emma (Blohm) Ahrens he was born August 7, 1925 in Saginaw. Lyle married the former Helen Osmus April 30, 1949 in Saginaw. She survives him. Mr. Ahrens served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 1st Calvary Division and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. Lyle worked for the Saginaw News for 10 years and the Bay City Times for 30 years before retiring in 1985. He was a member of Faith Church of the Nazarene and was very active in the church including being a Greeter, Deacon, Choir Member, Sunday School Teacher and driving the church van for the children’s ministry. Leading people to the Lord was Lyle’s lifelong mission and greatest joy. Lyle was a member of the DAV and the Purple Heart.
Surviving besides his wife Helen he leaves four children: Lyle W. Ahrens Jr., Ronald L. (Mary) Ahrens, Cynthia (Jim) Opp, Paul (Nancy) Ahrens, six grandchildren: Ronnie (Shannon) Ahrens, Elizabeth, Steven, Brian Ahrens, Elizabeth Ahrens-Opp, Amber (Tim) Bauer, four great grandchildren: Daniel & Claire Ahrens, Noah & Ethan Bauer,one brother: Jim Hughes, several nieces, nephews and Lyle’s dog “Prince”. He was predeceased by a granddaughter: Melissa Ahrens, his twin sister and her husband: Lillian (Wilmer) Bluemlein.
Funeral service will take place Tuesday December 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from Faith Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Dwight W. Kingsbury will officiate with burial in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 4 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 10:00 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Good Samaritan Rescue Mission or Faith Church of the Nazarene.