Gene Louis Ahrens of Grass Lake, age 90, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at his home in Grass Lake.
He was born Sept. 16, 1929 in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Rudolph Henry and Edna Elinor (Hein) Ahrens.
Gene joined the US Army in September, 1947, and was a Medical Tech in the 8th Army, 24th Infantry, being stationed in Korea, Japan, Germany as well as Fort Knox, TN; Camp Kilmer, NJ; Fort Riley, KS and Fort Wayne in Detroit. Gene stayed in the Detroit area working for several different concrete companies. He was a medical tech at the Ford Rouge plant and head of production control at Hoskins Manufacturing Co.
Gene and his family moved to Chelsea in 1969. He was a member of the Herbert J. McKune post of the American Legion. Gene was also an Iowa Hawkeyes fan. He coached Little League in Chelsea for several years and was a Scoutmaster.
The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel Monday, Sept. 14. Please call the funeral home at 734-475-1551 to schedule at time to pay your respects. Private graveside services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Waterloo.
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