Bio: Ahrens, Daniel L. (Pastor 1983)

Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson


Surnames: Ahrens, O'Connell

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (19 August 1983)

The Rev. Daniel L. Ahrens of 260 Red Maple Road, Greenwood, became pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Greenwood, in August 1980 after being out of the active ministry for three years. He serves as a worker-priest and also conducts his own business as an Amway distributor. Ahrens was born September 16, 1935 in Chicago. After attending grade school in Detroit, he graduated in 1953 from Lutheran High School in Saginaw, Michigan. He attended Concordia College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, for two years and in 1955 began study at Concordia Seminary, Springfield, Illinois, then served his year's vicarage to complete his ministerial studies beginning August 1, 1958 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Marshfield, and graduating in June 1960 from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. His ordination took place in 1960 at St. John's of Laona and Townsend beginning with his installation July 3, 1960, he was pastor at Immanuel Lutheran, Marshfield, from September 29, 1963 to January 30, 1966. He also served at St. John's Lutheran Church, Forest Park, Illinois, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Birnamwood, and at Zion Lutheran in Chicago before accepting his Greenwood post. He and his wife, Marilyn, have four children, Mrs. Laura O'Connell and Timothy, Lisa and Matthews Ahrens. He is affiliated with Trout Unlimited.



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