Lois Ahrens-Dahlin


Lois Marjory Ahrens-Dahlin, 92, of Prairie du Chien, died Tuesday, Oct. 1. 

She was born on Sept. 10, 1921 to Eugene and Selma (West) Chandler in Glen Haven. She graduated from Bloomington High School and earned her AA degree from Madison Area Technical College.

Lois was united in marriage with Ira R. Ahrens on Oct. 24, 1944 at the Evangelical Church in Prairie du Chien. To this union three children were born, Chandra, Patricia and Richard. Ira Ahrens passed away Dec. 1, 1980 in La Crosse. After his death, Lois became a world traveler, visiting Europe, Asia, Australia, and several smaller islands. A highlight was visiting Costa Rica and being on the dais with the President of Costa Rica because of a friendship with a foreign exchange student her family hosted. Lois was united in marriage August 10, 1987 to Douglas Dahlin in Madison.

Lois held various secretarial positions in the Prairie du Chien area. She lived in Glen Haven, Bloomington, Madison and Prairie du Chien. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien and a member of the Eastern Star and Ladies Aid. Lois enjoyed spending time with her family.

Lois is survived by her husband, Douglas Dahlin; her two daughters, Chandra Lucht (special friend, Dale Lucht) of Janesville and Patricia (David) Coorough of Prairie du Chien; a daughter-in-law, Marie Ahrens of Stevens Point; seven grandchildren, Eric Ahrens of Stevens Point, Kurt Ahrens of Dousman, Aaron (Jennifer) Lucht of Janesville, Katie (Jon) Coorough- McCullick of Prairie du Chien, Adam Lucht of Janesville, Spence (Kelly) Coorough of St. Paul, Minn., Zachary (Kathy) Lucht of Minneapolis, Minn.; eight great-grandchildren, Lincoln Coorough; Ethan, Owen and Autumn Ahrens; Cayden and Alana Lucht, and Nickolas and Abigail McCullick; a step-great-granddaughter, Jasmine Thomas; a step-son, Mike Dahlin of Miami, Fla.; several nieces and nephews, and her close friend, Charlotte Johnson of Prairie du Chien.

Lois was preceded in death by her first husband, Ira A. Ahrens in 1980; son, Richard Ahrens on Jan. 17, 1998 and her brother, Gene Chandler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Lois’s family. 

A memorial service was Saturday, Oct. 5, at the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery, Prairie du Chien.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Prairie du Chien, assisted the family with arrangements. 

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