Gary Ahrens


Gary AhrensGary Ahrens age 69 of Beaver Falls Township passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls after a courageous battle with cancer.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Christian Church in Redwood Falls.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Interment is in Beaver Falls Cemetery.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gary was born July 28, 1949 in Redwood Falls to Maurice & Lois (Eckhart) Ahrens.  He graduated from Morton High School in 1967 and attended Mankato State University until his father passed away.  He then returned home to take over the family farm.  On November 29, 1969, Gary was married to Linda Kodet.  Together they had two sons Craig and Brian.  They were later divorced.  Gary also worked in the grain bin and irrigation business in Redwood Falls.  In 1979-1980, he was recognized for the top grain bin sale in the United States.  Gary continued farming his whole life, but in his “semi-retirement” he started his own business, Ahrens Bin Sales.  He shipped grain bins nationally.  Gary was a lifetime member of Cornerstone Christian Church where he served on the church board and as head usher.  He also served on the Beaver Falls Township board.  Gary enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and playing cards.

Gary is survived by his son Craig Ahrens of Redwood Falls; grandchildren: Dion Sgro, Frankee Ahrens & Harlee Ahrens; siblings: Joann Hopkins of St. Cloud, Clel Ahrens of St. Cloud, Mary (Bob) Wetmore of Redwood Falls & Susie (Jim) Rima of Redwood Falls; and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents and son Brian.


  1. Sarah Madsen says

    Sorry to hear it. My sympathy to you all.

  2. Royce L Heffelfinger says

    Gary was a good friend and a good bank customer. I will miss him.

  3. Bill Lothert says

    My condolences to the Ahrens family, always enjoyed our visits together. He will be missed.

  4. Jennifer Gelwick says

    Dear family, we’re sorry that we won’t be able to make it for the funeral and to be with everyone during this time. We love you all!
    Rest in peace Uncle Gary.
    Jennifer, Don, Caleb & Abbey Gelwick

  5. Terry R Marguth says

    I am extremely sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was a true friend and colleague all our lives. I will never forget our card games and our bantering. I am very sorry that I can not be there for his funeral but my thoughts will be with you all. Old friend RIP.

  6. Alana, Wayne, Kalum, Rusty says

    Our sincerest sympathy. Gary will be missed by us all.
    The Menter family
    aka Menter Contracting

  7. david gammelgaard says


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