Myron P. Ahrens, Sr., 74, a resident of St. Nazianz, died peacefully on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Myron was born on Nov. 23, 1942, in Potter, son of the late Anna (Powell) and Lawrence R. Ahrens.

Myron was a graduate of Valders High School Class of 1961.

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army serving two tours of duty in Vietnam.

Myron was united in marriage to Rosemary U. Schwoerer at St. Gregory Catholic Church and she preceded him in death on July 27, 1972.

Myron had worked for Evanson Construction as a heavy equipment mechanic and operator. After his retirement he worked for the Village of St. Nazianz.

In his free time he enjoyed spending time with friends and taking part in bowling and bean bag leagues.

Survivors include his children, Myron Jr. (Robbin) Ahrens, Peter (Mary Zimmermann) Ahrens, Rita (Tony) Schneider; his grandchildren, Blake, Sam, Zoey, Calvin, Cassandra, Tiffany, Tyler, Austin and AJ; three great-grandchildren. Further survived by brothers and sisters, Jimmy (Sally) Ahrens, Jeff Ahrens, Steve Ahrens, Donna (Clem) Mayer, Sue (Jim) Bellin, Gloria (Jerry) Heinzen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Pete (Barb) Schwoerer, Paul (Bev) Schwoerer, Richard Wagner and Betty Ahrens; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friend. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers, Louis and Keith Ahrens; sister Loretta (Arnold) Behnke; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Olive and Clem Schwoerer; and sisters-in-law, Ruth Wagner and Barbara Schwoerer.

A memorial mass for Myron will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday March 17 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, School Hill, Fr. Patrick Nelson officiating. Burial will take place at St. Gregory Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Family will greet relatives and friends at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 4 p.m.

Myron's family would like to thank the VA hospital Doctors and staff and the St. Nazianz First Responders for all the care and compassion shown to Myron.

Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com.