John Joseph Ahrens

October 16, 1915October 18, 2012

John Joseph Ahrens was born to John and Eugenia. He was raised in the Portland, Oregon area and spent his teenage summers in Alaska in the gold fields. Jack met his life long sweetheart, Jackie, in high school and they both went on to graduate from Washington State University. They enjoyed skiing and ballroom dancing.

Jack had a long successful career with the Campbell Soup Co. He was also involved in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Toastmasters. Jack enjoyed many activities including camping, dude ranches, motor home travel, and square dancing. He also was an avid boater owning six boats. He and his best friend Jackie were also first class world travelers.

Jack is survived by his son Jim, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be joining his beloved Jackie and his beautiful daughter, Joanne, at peaceful Westwood Hills cemetery in Placerville.

Jack was a dapper gentleman who greeted you with a big smile and a cheerful hello. He was one of a kind, part of the “Greatest Generation” and there will never be another like him.

We will never forget you and we love you very much.


John Joseph Ahrens

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Tina G

October 30, 2012

Mr. Ahrens - what an exceptional man you were. You touched my life deeply.
Thank you for all the time and wisdom you shared with me. You taught me so much about life... about myself... My boys admired you as much as I did. I have a great love and respect for you, wish I could have met you sooner... or at least shared more evenings with you. My you continue to smile ... watching over the 49'ers... and talking politics... with love.

Dyllan Bond

October 25, 2012

Dear Great Grandpa...will miss our talks about the 49'ers,sports and trivia challeges about geography bowl. You have taught me to speak up and shake hands like a man. I love and will miss you...keep smiling in heaven...your great grandson Dyllan Bond

Ashley Grove

October 24, 2012

Ill miss you dearly Gramps. You were my inspiration and I looked up to you. I remember sitting at your desk for hours eating peanuts and reading the Cambells Soup newsletter. You used to always tell me that if i worked hard and stayed a good little girl, I could run a company like Cambells some day. You were the center of this family and your memory will always be carried on. Give grandma and Grammie a kiss for me. Rest In Peace Gramps.

Isabella Palmer-Ahrens

October 24, 2012

Great Grandpa was a good man and I didn't know how much he meant to me until he went to heaven.....I will always love him and he will always be in my heart. Bella Palmer-Ahrens, Great Granddaughter

Jim Ahrens

October 24, 2012

Thanks for giving us a tough backbone Gramps. We'll always remember the Delta days on the JimJo, and Dandy and Rufus in the water with sticks in their mouths. It was great having a grandfather for 48 years! Love your grandson Jim

Shauna Bond

October 23, 2012

Miss you dearly Gramps...You will always be my idol, you have taught me so much about life and family and have made me the strong lady I am today. Thank-you for all the love, guidance, and will never be forever your granddaughter Shauna