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Murele B. Ahrens, age 78 of Jasper, Indiana, passed away peacefully at 8:51 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Cannelton, Indiana.

Murele was born in Portersville, IN on March 3, 1939 to Charles and Arletha (Sturgeon) Neukam. She married Kenneth “Zeke” Ahrens Jr. on October 23, 1954. He preceded her in death on August 1, 1984.

She worked for Kimball International (Stylemasters) for over 40 years.

She was a member of the Women of the Petersburg Moose.

She enjoyed playing bingo, watching NASCAR racing, reading books and doing puzzles, and spending time with friends and family.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda Hess (Harold), Cannelton, IN, Renee Goepferich (John), Holland, IN six sons, Kenneth Ahrens III (Darlene), Corydon, Mitch Ahrens, Jasper, Keith Ahrens (Pamela), Jasper, Tony Ahrens (Christy), Jasper, Christopher Ahrens, Tell City, and Nathan Ahrens (Evelene), San Diego, CA, 27 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, one sister, Joyce Dedrick, Petersburg, and three brothers, Carl Neukam (Helen), Birdseye, Junior Neukam (Barb), Jasper, and James Neukam, Huntingburg, IN.

Preceding her in death besides her husband was one daughter, Debra Healy, and one great-great grandson, Zane Ahrens.

Funeral Services for Murele B. Ahrens will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, IN, with burial to follow in the Jasper Enlow City Cemetery. Pastor Ben Hartwig will officiate.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the 2:00 p.m. service time on Saturday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice or a favorite charity.

Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com