John F. Ahrens

August 18, 1920January 24, 2011

DAVENPORT — John F. Ahrens Jr., 90, of Davenport, Iowa, passed away quietly on January 24, 2011, at Trinity Bettendorf. Services will be at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded. Online condolences may be made at John was born on August 18, 1920, in St. Louis, Mo., to John and Rose Ahrens. He enlisted into the Navy and served for four years. He married Gladys Needham and moved to Davenport where he worked at the Rock Island Arsenal and retired in 1975. Those left to honor his memory are son, William (Cindy) Ahrens, of Mountain Home, Ark.; sisters, Ruth Boring and Gladys Adams, of California; granddaughters, Rachel Ahrens and Kirsten Simonds; great-granddaughter, Rebecca Simonds; and special caregivers, Pam and Mike Penniston. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Gladys, infant daughter, Ramona, and second wife, Evelyn.

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February 1, 2011

The boys wanted to let Papa John know that they love him. We were so glad that the boys got to know him better in the last couple of months that he was up here. We loved Papa Johns wit and humor. He was so funny. The boys still ask if he is coming over with Gma Pam and Papa Mike. We love and miss you greatly! Love Chis, Sarah, Cody, Wyatt, Colton Penniston

betty leach

January 30, 2011

so very sad when i was told of john's passing. john was like a stepdad to me. he was a big part of my kids live. he advised me on home projects,kids,and life, but we did not allways agree.that was ok. just sunday my kids and i where going down memeroy lane, i was leting them know he was back in town. i was looking farward to visit with him. john smart,witty, and loving man. we will all miss him.

terry otero

January 27, 2011

i saw the news today and i am so very sad john was abig part of my life when i was a kid.only 10 year old that knew how to play euchre i was. i wish i could of spoken to him again.. Boy the stuff i remember, makes me smile. I will always carry fond memories of John, and both Evelyn and Gladys .

January 27, 2011

we love you a lot and we miss you to

love trish & britney