Wilmer Ludwig Ahrenholz, 93, Kennan, died in the Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford, Wisconsin, while under the care of Hope Hospice on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. He was born in Kennan on August 4, 1926, the son of John and Louise (Kamp) Ahrenholz. He served his country in the US Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater of Action. He was married to Mardell Kirmse in Kennan on June 19, 1948. He operated a dairy farm in the Town of Georgetown, and later was employed by Century Link Telephone Company as an Engineer until the time of his retirement. He was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Kennan, served as President of the Kennan Village Board, was a 74 year member of the Neilson Winter American Legion Post No. 362, and was a member of the Kennan Cemetery Board. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, bowling, maintaining his yard, and reading.
He is survived by Mardell, his wife of 71 years; by one daughter, Diane Hargrove, Ladysmith; by three grandsons, James, Ted, and Chris; and by one sister, Doris Desruisseaux, Oconomowoc, WI. He is preceded in death by his parents; by one brother, Henry; and by one sister, Evelyn Israelson.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, August 9, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Kennan with Pastor John Trewyn officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Neilson Winter American Legion Post No. 362. Interment will be in the Kennan Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of services.
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The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.