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Dennis L. Ahlvers

POSTED: February 11, 2013 7:00 a.m.

Dennis L. Ahlvers, of Lincoln, lost his battle to cancer Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
He was born in Colony, Kan., on Dec. 14, 1952, to Johnnie Dale and Margie (Reischick) Ahlvers.
Dennis worked as a computer operator at the St. Anthony Hospital , Denver, Colo. He also worked in the public school system there. While living in Denver, Dennis met his future wife, Karen Rose (Melvin) Ahlvers. The two were married Jan. 8, 1982. After moving to Kansas, Dennis worked at the D & S Convenience store in Ellsworth.
In his free time, Dennis spent time with his family. He especially loved his grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, camping, spending time with his dogs, riding motorcycles, raising and rescuing dogs (animals).
 He is preceded in death by: son, Jessie Ahlvers; his father; Johnnie; and his father and mother-in-law, George B. and JoAnn Melvin.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; son, Johnathan (Tina) Ahlvers; daughter, Jolene and Shawn; his mother, Margie; brother, Dale Eugene (Judy) Ahlvers; brother-in-law, George Melvin, and grandchildren, Cameron, Rose, Jasmine, Brooke, and Lily Ahlvers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Ryan Mortuary with a vigil/rosary at 5:30 p.m. with the Rev. Gale Hammerschmidt as celebrant.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Salina, with the Rev. Frank Coady officiating. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.
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