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Sheryl Ann (Dukes) Ahrens

October 10, 1950 ~ June 1, 2020 (age 69)

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Sheryl Ahrens, 69, of Eagle Grove, formerly of Watseka, IL, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Monday, June 1, 2020, at Rotary Senior Living in Eagle Grove, following a battle with cancer.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka.

     Sheryl Ann (Dukes) Ahrens, the daughter of Sherril and Bertha (Wilt) Dukes, was born on October 10, 1950, in Watseka, Illinois.  She was raised and educated in the area of her birth and received her cosmetology degree after attending Kanka Kee Community College.  Sheryl worked in the school cafeteria and for many local restaurants. 

      On June 27, 1971, Sheryl was united in marriage with Harold Ahrens in Watseka.  After Harold’s sudden death in 1997, she moved to Eagle Grove, Iowa in 1999.

     Sheryl continued to care for people’s food needs and served many breakfasts at Ampride in Eagle Grove and cared for others while she worked for Krysilis in Belmond.

     Sheryl was a member of the Centennial Christian Church in Watseka.  She loved gardening, flowers, feeding birds (and other wild animals) and her dogs!!

     Sheryl is survived by her sons, Robert Ahrens and Shawn Ahrens and his wife Jenna and two granddaughters, Emily and Sarah all of Eagle Grove.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harold, son, Ryan Ahrens and sister, Freida Schaumburg. 

    Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Arrangements by Foust Funeral Home, Eagle Grove, Iowa and Baier Funeral Home, Watseka, Illinois.

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Graveside Service
June 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Oak Hill Cemetery
2259 E 180th N Road
Watseka, IL 60970

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