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Richard Allen Ahrens Sr.

Vietnam War veteran

Published: April 9, 2014 12:00 AM

Richard Allen Ahrens Sr., 69, died March 30, 2014.

Born on March 12, 1945 to the late Stella (Socha) Ahrens and Carl Ahrens in Ravenna, Mr. Ahrens attended Crestwood High School, graduating in 1964.

He went on to become a medical corpsman in Vietnam in 1965 and worked as a machinist, retiring in 1985 from Stock Equipment in Chagrin Falls.

Mr. Ahrens enjoyed his association with the Streetsboro Eagles, the Streetsboro American Legion and the Ravenna Moose Club. He was a "jack of all trades" and a true outdoorsman, enjoying his time hunting and fishing. He loved animals, enjoyed music and liked to dance. He also was a motorcycle enthusiast, but most of all was a wonderful husband and father who loved his family.

Mr. Ahrens is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Jackie (Edwards) Ahrens; and his two children Michelle (Ahrens) Savory and Richard A. Ahrens Jr. and his wife Jillian (Henkle) Ahrens. He is survived also by his granddaughter Katherine Savory, his brother Kenneth Ahrens, and his sister Elaine Ahrens.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Thomas and his step-son Henry "Hankie" Meyers.

Funeral services took place April 3 at 11 a.m. at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main Street, Ravenna.

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