Jerome C. Ahles, 68

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Jerome C. Ahles, 68, of Hartland, Minnesota, died on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, surrounded by family at his home.

Jerome C. Ahles, 68

Jerome Cletus Ahles was born on Feb. 14, 1951, in Austin, Minnesota, to Jerome and Cleo (Hansen) Ahles. He grew up in Austin and was active in wrestling and football throughout high school. Jerome graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State University. On Aug. 8, 1981, he married Barbara Struwe in Grand Meadow, Minnesota. Jerome enjoyed being grandpa, riding his motorcycle, and helping family and friends. He also liked to listen to music and work on cars and bikes. Some of his hobbies included gardening and growing sunflowers.

Jerome is survived by his wife, Barb; children, Wes Ahles, Patti (Eric) Rolfing and Dylan (Carrie) Ahles; grandchildren, Justin Mortensen, Rose and Lily Rolfing and Brynlee Ahles; and sisters, Toni Granle and Becky (Dale) Anderson. Jerome was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Cleo; and mother and father-in-law, Wayne and Bev Struwe.

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