Daniel David Ahner

June 12, 1930January 27, 2018

Daniel “Danny” David Ahner, age 87, passed away Jan. 27, 2018, at Parkvue Assisted Living in Sandusky.

He was born June 12, 1930, to his parents Leo G. Ahner and Agnes (Stephens) Ahner.

He is survived by his three children, Patricia J. Ahner, Karen S. Ahner and Mark D. Ahner; eight grandchildren, Daniel R. Ahner, Michael L. Ahner, Janie K. Ahner, David Ahner, Lee D. Ahner, Max T. Ahner, Vaughn Varma and Tristan Varma; and three great-grandchildren, Arianna Ahner Timmy Ahner and Liam Ahner.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Dona Jean (Harpst) Ahner; his son, Timothy Lee Ahner; his mother, Agnes (Stephens) Ahner, father, Leo G. Ahner; siblings, Richard (Dick) Ahner, Nancy (Ahner) Curtin, Janice (Ahner) Bertsch, Tom Ahner.

Dan was a veteran of the Korean War and served our country in the Intelligence Branch of the Army. Stationed in Germany, he received and transmitted Morse code. After serving, Dan worked his way through the Sheet Metal Workers Trade Union and worked with his dad and his brothers. In 1963, he started Ahner Sheet Metal and was a sheet metal contractor until 1984. In 1989, he purchased and developed what is now known as Caddy Shack Square property located on Kelleys Island. He was involved in other developments and properties throughout his life.

He loved Kelleys Island and donated to the local community, such as the K.I. EMT’S, The K.I. Police Department, the chamber and other local events. He was always willing and wanting to help people. He loved spending time with friends and family and enjoyed boating, fishing, ice fishing during the winters and traveling.

Per Dan’s wishes, his body was donated to the University of Toledo’s Medical Center for Science. That is him still giving. There will be no funeral arrangements. There will be a celebration of his life on Kelleys Island, to be determined at a later date. All those who knew and loved him will be invited.

Donations can be made to Stein Hospice, American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or favorite charity.

He will be missed by all who knew him but we are all better for knowing him.


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Daniel David Ahner

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February 4, 2018

Lots of great memories. Deepest condolences.

Pam Sweet

February 3, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of Danny's passing - it was always a pleasure to see him when visiting Kelleys Island. His warmth, kindness and humor will always be fondly remembered.

Chris and Cathe Wise

February 1, 2018

Danny, you will be missed by many. You were part of the true heart of Kelleys Island. I'm sure you and the good old boys are meeting up above. RIP

Condolences to the entire Ahner Family.

February 1, 2018

To a great person who will be missed by so many, and was every ones neighbor at Kelleys Island.

DeAnn & Sam

Tom & Beth Voltz

January 30, 2018

Dan was a great guy and will be missed by many of us!

Brad & Joanne Talmage

January 29, 2018

RIP Danny. You will be missed.

Kim Bolden

January 29, 2018

Sincere condolences to the Ahner family--
Kim and Carole Bolden

January 29, 2018

Sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort care for you during this time of mourning. He will comfort your hearts and make you strong. 2Thessalonians 2:16,17

January 29, 2018

Sincere condolences. May the fond memories you hold dear and the power of faith get you through this difficult time. Respectfully, A Friend