Dean V. Ahrens, age 53 of Grey Eagle, died at the St. Cloud Hospital after having a heart attack while riding his motorcycle on Sunday, August 23, 2020.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 29 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ron Dockendorf officiating. Interment will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Ward Springs.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church in Grey Eagle.
Dean Virgil Ahrens was born February 17, 1967 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to William and Darlene (Jacobs) Ahrens. He graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1985 and graduated from Alexandria Technical College in 1988 with an emphasis in Diesel Mechanics. He was united in marriage to Susan “Sue” Von Wahlde on November 28, 1987 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Dean worked at Jures Repair in Wadena for two years and then purchased the farm where he raised his family near Grey Eagle.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. Dean enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and snowmobiles, going on family vacations, spending time at the cabin and was a collector of John Deere 435 tractors. Dean loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren in which he adored. He loved taking them on gator rides and watching them dance.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Ahrens of Grey Eagle; four sons, Chris (Samantha) Ahrens, Mitchell Ahrens, Tyler (Tina Bauer) Ahrens, and Douglas Ahrens; grandchildren, Amelia, Emmera, Aubrey, Everett, Adaley, and Everly Ahrens; brothers and sisters, Deborah (Joseph) Tauer, Dale (Patsy) Ahrens, Denise Clifton, Dennis (Nancy) Ahrens, Donna Ringler, and Dan (Sara) Ahrens; and sister-in-law, Kathy Von Wahlde.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Ray and Rita Von Wahlde.
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