Remmert Funeral Home


Arthur Henry Ahten Jr.

March 17, 1929October 14, 2016

Arthur Henry Ahten Jr. 87, of East Peoria passed away at 4:12 pm Friday, October 14, 2016 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born March 17, 1929 in Pekin, IL the son of Arthur and Rosalie Combs Ahten Sr. He married Christina DeArcos in July of 1957. She preceded him in death on March 27, 2016. Arthur is survived by six daughters, Mary (Dale) Schroeder of Litchfield Park, AZ, Sandy Steinseifer of Peoria, Linda Menees of Bartonville, Cheryl Osegera of E. Peoria, Tina Ahten of Peoria, AZ, Diana Dailey of Peoria; three sons, Koko (Sharon) Chapai of Peoria, Daniel (Kim) Chapai of E. Peoria, and Michael Ahten of Peoria; one brother, Frederick (Barb) Ahten of Creve Coeur; one sister, Peggy Ahten of E. Peoria; 31 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by six brothers, one grandson, two great-great- grandchildren, and one daughter-in-law, Lesley. Arthur was a Millwright at Caterpillar Inc. until his retirement in 1993. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. Arthur was a member of the American Legion, and past member of Oak Grove Bible Church. Arthur was a loyal Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed working on cars. Funeral Services will be at 10 am Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Remmert Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2016 also at the Funeral Home. Pastor Jerald Rupp will officiate. Burial with military honors will be at Oak Grove Bible Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. To view Arthur’s memorial page or to leave an online condolence please go to


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Arthur Henry Ahten Jr.

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October 20, 2016

I am so sorry for your lost. May Comfort you all at this time.

Mike &Jan Graham

October 19, 2016

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.


October 18, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

October 17, 2016

To family and friends:

Please remember the good times you've shared with Arthur and may God continue to bring comfort to you.


LLoyd & Eva Yocum

October 17, 2016

Losing a loving parent is difficult. Hold on to those special memories of your loved one. Our condolences to the family.

Darwin Gulley

October 17, 2016

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, I'm very sorry for your loss.
May God bless your family.

Randy Bohm

October 17, 2016

I'm so sorry for your family losing a great man and mentor to you guy's. I alway's looked up to him and your mom for accepting me like one of the family....They surely will be missed..the Randy Bohm family

David Leathers Family

October 17, 2016

May our prayers be with Cheryl and all the family, sorry for your loss.

randy menees

October 16, 2016

sorry about your loss. prayers for your family.

October 15, 2016

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad time. Psalms 29:11