Helen Ahrens passed away Saturday October 15, 2011 at Brian’s House age 81 years. Daughter of the late Alexander & Nellie (King) Osmus she was born June 19, 1930 in Saginaw. She married Lyle Ahrens, April 30, 1949, in Saginaw. He predeceased her December 22, 2010. Helen was a member of the Faith Church of the Nazarene where she spent most of her time in church activities and serving God. She was active as a church greeter, choir member, Adult Sunday School Teacher & worker, Missionary President and participated in the bus ministries. During her retirement years, Helen and Lyle vacationed in Phoenix and Milwaukee, visiting her children and grandchildren. Helen was a wonderful and loving grandmother to her grandchildren.
Surviving are 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, Amber (Tim) Bauer, Elizabeth Ahrens-Opp, four great-grandchildren; Daniel & Claire Ahrens, Noah and Ethan Bauer. Also surviving is one sister; Betty Broemser, one brother; Duane (Nancy) Osmus, two brothers in-law; Louis Winget, Jim Cronkright and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a granddaughter; Melissa Ahrens, three sisters; Lola Winget, Hazel Cronkright, Delores Glazier, one brother; Robert Rix and her dog; Prince.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Bay Regional Medical Center and Brian’s House for the excellent care that was given to Helen. They would also like to thank Pastor Kingsbury for his devoted friendship over the years.
Funeral Service will take place Saturday October 22, 2011 at 11:00a.m. from Faith Church of the Nazarene Church. Rev. Dwight W. Kingsbury will officiate with burial in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 10:00 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, Faith Church of the Nazarene or family wishes.