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September 16, 2019

7/31/2019 3:07:00 PM
Celestine Ahrens

Celestine "Sally" Ahrens, 90, of Windom, died July 24, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society-Sogge Memorial in Windom.
Mass of Christian Burial was Monday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Redwood Falls.
Burial was at St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery in Redwood Falls.
Visitation and Rosary preceded the service.
Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Services of Redwood Falls handled the funeral arrangements.
Celestine "Sally" Kodet was born May 15, 1929, to Frank and Katherine (Zetah) Kodet in Bechyn Township. She grew up on the family farm and attended and graduated from Bechyn Country School.
In 1950, Sally married William "Woody" Ahrens in Bechyn. They lived near Bechyn, moved to Springfield and the Morgan area before moving to Redwood Falls. In 1986, they moved to Franklin and in March of 2004, following the death of their son, Jerry, they moved to Windom, into the Good Samaritan Society- Windom due to health reasons.
Sally was a homemaker and housewife.
She was a past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Franklin and currently a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church of Redwood Falls, where she served as president of CCW for over 10 years. Sally also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Franklin.
She enjoyed her grandchildren, flower gardens, camping, knitting and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Woody; her sons, Lonnie Ahrens in 1999 and Jerel "Jerry" Ahrens in 2004; three brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include her daughter, Sherri (Thomas) Zimmerman of Windom; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

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