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Obituary Eileen M. (Hilgefort) Ahlers

August 30, 1932 - July 28, 2020

Eileen M. (Hilgefort) Ahlers,

Age 87, of Louis Street, Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at her residence Tuesday morning July 28, 2020. She was born August 30, 1932, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, to the late William & Rose (Poeppelman) Hilgefort. On August 26, 1953, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, Eileen married Paul F. Ahlers who preceded her in death on July 11, 2011. Surviving are four children: Douglas Ahlers of Fort Loramie, Mark Ahlers of Altamonte Springs, FL, Randy & Jolene Ahlers and Amy & James Albers of Fort Loramie; five grandchildren: Sara & Justin Ward, Daniel & Lauren Ahlers, Kreg Albers, Mitch Ahlers, Brooke & Derek Langenkamp along with five great-grandchildren: Josie and JD Ward, Adalynne, Chase and Isabella Ahlers; two sisters, Edna Ahlers of St. Marys, Phyllis Sherman of Minster and two sisters-in-law, Margaret Hilgefort of Newport and Joyce Hilgefort of Minster as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Cletus & Audrey, Vernon and Lester Hilgefort; as well as brothers & sisters-in-law: Eugene Ahlers, Lester Sherman, Marie & Raymond Curtis and Paulene & Robert Dapore.

Eileen was a 1950 graduate of Fort Loramie High School. She was a lifelong member of St. Michael Catholic Church and had been active in St. Ann's Ladies Sodality. She served on the Fort Loramie GYM Committee and the Athletic Booster Club. She also belonged to the Fort Loramie American Legion Auxiliary and Minster Eagles Auxiliary. Eileen had been a homemaker, dedicated to her family. She was a very social person, enjoying golf, playing cards and outings with friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Monday, August 3, 2020, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery. Friends may call Monday 8:30 to 10:00 AM at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Social distancing will be in practice at all funeral rites. Memorials may be made to the Redskin Memorial Park, Wilson Health Hospice or charities of choice. Private condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.


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