Donald G Ahlert , 89 passed away at LMH after a short illness on Friday October 14, 2022 . He was born January 23, 1933 in Chicago to Fred and Erna Ahlert. He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1955. He was an executive at Illinois Bell telephone, transferred to New York to help start up AT&T and returned to Chicago to finish up his career . He retired to Ludington, Michigan and later moved to Lawrence in 1991.
He married Carol Deahl in 1958 and treasured 52 years together before her death in 2010. He loved family, enjoyed playing with grandkids, gardening and traveling.
Survivors include a son Steve( Leslie )Lawrence ; two daughters Mary Kaufman( Terry) of Boynton Beach, Debbie Ahlert-Caffey of Lawrence . He was preceded in death by a son, James, in 2008. He has 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to St Margaret’s Episcopal church.
Family is having a private service on October 24 with inurnment in the columbarium at Trinity Episcopal Church.