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“My heartfelt sympathies to the family during this difficult time...May your fondest memories bring you joy and may prayers to the God of all comfort...Read More »
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“God Bless you GeorgeA great Toolmaker and friend.It was a pleasure working for you.You always had a great sense of humor andWisdom.I became a better...Read More »
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“Mr. Ahlers was a wonderful man and was extremely kind to all us kids in the neighborhood! We all looked forward to those Sunday truck rides at dusk!...Read More »
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Henry George Ahlers Jr., age 83, of McHenry, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at his home. He was born December 2, 1933 in Chicago to Henry George Sr. and Ruth (Monten) Ahlers. He married the love of his life, Shirley, on June 25, 1955 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Chicago. Raised in Chicago, George moved to Wheeling in the 1960's, before relocating to Mt. Prospect in 1967 and McHenry in 2000. For over 40 years, he worked in the tool and die industry and owned Angle Tool in Elk Grove. An avid bowler, George was proud to have achieved bowling a 300 game. Camping and fishing were favorite pastimes, especially fishing trips to northern Minnesota as well as Canada. During the past three years, George enjoyed spending winters in Arizona. Survivors include four children, Ken (Debbie) Ahlers, Janine (Richard) Bruce, Steven Ahlers (Michelle Slimko), and Amy (Dave) Wasmund; 11 grandchildren, Mark (Christine), Erin, Lauren, Ryan, Meghan, Skye, Austin, Tyler, Amber, Brendan, Carlie; and 2 great-grandchildren, Calen and Lia. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, on October 13, 2010; his brother, J. Dennis Ahlers; and his sister, Carole Rasmussen. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family gladly welcomes flowers, or suggests memorials to Lemons of Love, 433 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016. (A non-profit 501C corporation). For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.

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