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Willis Edward Ahrenholtz

May 25, 1929 — January 26, 2022

Willis Edward Ahrenholtz was born on May 25, 1929 to Peter and Sallie (Jedele) Ahrenholtz in Washington Township, Crawford County, Iowa. He was baptized on August 4, 1929 and later confirmed his faith on April 18, 1943 at the EUB Church in Defiance. He attended country school and graduated from Denison High School with the class of 1948. Willis served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1952. Rev. C.W. Schmidt united Willis and Delores Cecelia Clausen into marriage on May 3, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Shortly after marriage, the couple moved to the farm where they lived their entire life.

Willis was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Denison. He had a strong commitment to his family and faith in God. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, laughter and his simple everyday life. He enjoyed people; his family, his friends, his neighbors. Above all he treasured his grandchildren. He made daily trips to town for coffee. There was never a snowstorm bad enough to keep him home.

Willis passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, on January 26, 2022 at the age of 92 years, eight months and one day.

Willis was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings: Lucille Ahrenholtz, Wesley (Virgene) Ahrenholtz, Loretta (Philip) Shepherd, James Ahrenholtz.

Left to cherish his memories, his wife of 68 years, Delores Ahrenholtz of Denison; three children: Jeff (Karen) Ahrenholtz of Denison, Jan (Brian) Clark of Milford, Kansas, Dean (Michelle) Ahrenholtz of Denison; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four siblings: Leonard (Shirley) Ahrenholtz of Denison, Ruth (Gilbert) Carstens of Dow City, Martha (Robert) Camden of Cole Camp, Missouri, Marie Jennings of Seattle, Washington; sister-in-law, Karen Ahrenholtz of Denison; and many other relatives and friends.

The visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church in Denison with interment to follow at the Oakland Cemetery in Denison.

The funeral service will be live-streamed on the Denison First United Methodist Church Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/denisonfirstunitedmethodistchurch

Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church Coffee Café and Crawford County Hospice.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, January 30, 2022

3:00am - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Huebner Funeral Home - Denison

1437 Broadway, Denison, IA 51442

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 31, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

113 S 14th St, Denison, IA 51442

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Interment

Monday, January 31, 2022

Starts at 11:15 am (Central time)

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