Eugene J. Ahmann
Eugene J. Ahmann, 81, of Farley, Iowa, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
Friends and relatives of Gene may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Reiff Funeral Home in Farley, where a wake service will be held at 2 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Friends also may call after 9 a.m. Monday
at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian burial for Gene will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, at St. Clement's Catholic Church in Bankston, Iowa, with Msgr. Lyle Wilgenbusch presiding. Burial will be held in St. Clement's Cemetery in Bankston, with full military honors afforded by Farley American Legion Post 656.
Gene was born Feb. 28, 1937, in Farley, Iowa, the son of Clem and Marie (Soppe) Ahmann. He was a graduate of the former St. Joseph's School in Farley. On Sept. 9, 1961, he was united in marriage to Helen T. Duggan at St. Clement's Catholic Church in Bankston. She preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 2008.
He loved fishing, fishing and even more fishing, and listening to Johnny Cash. He was well-known as the "Music Man" at Stonehill Care Center, as he often shared his love of country music with the other residents. He was an Army veteran, having served from Nov. 14, 1955, to Sept. 12, 1957. He farmed in Bankston, and also was employed at FDL Packing Co. in Dubuque.
He was a member of St. Clement's Parish in Bankston and the Knights of Columbus Council 2001.
He is survived by nine children, Vicky (Larry) Hubanks of Epworth, Bill (Barb) Ahmann of Naples, Fla., Mary Lou Flury of Epworth, Joe (Donna) Ahmann of Cedar Rapids, Barb (Bill) Nauman of Farley, Tom (Kelly) Ahmann of Marion, Anne Ahmann (and friend, Mike Meier) of Lancaster, Wis., Mike Ahmann (and friend, Kari Kugler) of Waterloo and Matt (Angie) Ahmann of Epworth; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ann Shaw of Dubuque, Nancy Dolphin of Farley and Mary Jane Ahmann of Dubuque; and sisters- and brothers-in-law, Mae Elgin of Dyersville, Don Duggan of Dubuque and Bill (Jane) Duggan of Dubuque.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Ellie Ahmann; a son-in-law, John Flury; four siblings, Jim (Shirley) Ahmann, Kay (Ken) Boge, John Ahmann and Joan Ahmann in infancy; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Joe Link, Dallas Dolphin, Reece Shaw, Ann and Bill Weber, Jack Duggan and Jeanie Duggan.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com.