Allen Arthur Ahrens


Allen Arthur Ahrens, 55, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, March 7, 2014, in San Antonio.

A funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday, March 12, at 10 a.m. at the Marienkirche with Msgr. Enda McKenna officiating. Mary Ann Murchison was the pianist, and Tricia Eilers, the vocalist.

Entombment followed in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home where visitation and a vigil service were held Tuesday evening, March 11.

Ahrens, a resident of the White Oak community of Gillespie County, was born Feb. 15, 1959, in Fredericksburg, the son of Arthur B. Ahrens and Vernell E. Becker Ahrens.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Notre Dame Catholic Church, volunteered at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kerrville and played in the bands, “The Ramblers” and “The Nightshift.”

Ahrens is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Tambra Ahrens of Fredericksburg; one granddaughter, and his mother, Vernell, Mrs. Arthur Ahrens, of Fredericksburg.

He is also survived by two sisters, one brother and spouses, including Arlene and Daryl Kelly and Arnell Meyer, all of Kerrville, and Alton and Barbara Ahrens of Murphy.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included Jackie Kuhlmann, Arlie Lammers, Jeremy Itz, Frank Bertagnolli, Douglas Woerner and Gerald Usener.

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