Monday, August 3rd, 2020
Mary Alice Ahrns, age 89 of Cassella, died on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at her residence in Cassella.
She was born on January 28, 1931 in St. Henry to the late Ray & Hilda (Schulte) Heitkamp. On July 12, 1950 she married Julius Ahrns, her husband of over 65 years, and he died March 30, 2016.
She is survived by children: Sharon & Les Hess, Hilliard, Joyce & Bud Johnson, Coldwater, Patricia & Gary Heitkamp, Maria Stein, Gerard & Evelyn Ahrns, Celina, Rick & Elaine Ahrns, New Bremen, Mary Jean & Fred Siefring, St. Henry, Jim Ahrns, Kettering, Carol & Paul Keller, Maria Stein, Nancy & Dale Clune, Coldwater and a daughter in-law, Kathy Ahrns, Ft. Loramie. Mary Alice is also survived by 36 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and siblings and in-laws: Ivo & Millie Heitkamp, St. Henry, Thelma Heitkamp, St. Marys, Rose Ann & Ivo Schimdt, Coldwater, Dorothy & Art Brunswick, Beavercreek, Charlene & Don Mikesell, Greenville, Ruth Frantz, Kettering, Alvin & Linda Heitkamp, Coldwater, Dan Heitkamp, Dayton, and Kathleen Fisher of Fryburg.
She is preceded in death by a son, Donald; two grandchildren; siblings: Lavern Heitkamp, Louis Heitkamp, and David Heitkamp, Lucille & Ken Kessen, and Joan & Louie Riegels-perger, and father and mother in-law: Herman & Josephine (Schmidt) Ahrns; and in-laws: Joseph & Mary Ahrns, Martha & Clarence Poeppelman, Karl & Evelyn Ahrns, George Ahrns, and Bernard & Rosemary Ahrns.
Mary Alice cherished her family and they were the center of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers and sisters. She also enjoyed tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, baking /cooking, and playing many types of card games. Mary Alice was a devoted Catholic and a member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, its Ladies' Sodality, as well as a member of the church choir for 24 years.
Due to the health concerns of COVID-19, Mass of Christian Burial, with regards to social distancing will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 6, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein, Rev Matthew Keller, C.PP.S., officiant. Burial will follow in the Nativity Cemetery in Cassella. Friends may call from 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm Wednesday, August 5, at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
The Mass will be live streamed from the Marion Catholic Community Website at http://www.marioncatholiccommunity.org/live-stream.html. Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com