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Bock - Marie Louisa Ahlers

Fri, Dec 19th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Marie Louisa Ahlers Bock, 93, of Spring Valley, a former farm homemaker, died December 15, 2003 at the Ostrander Nursing Home.

Marie Louise Ahlers was born Jan. 8, 1910, in Pender, Neb. to Johann and Johanna Ahlers who had each immigrated from Germany. On April 4, 1934, she married Alvin Theodore “Carl” Bock in Cresco, Iowa. They farmed in the Lime Springs, Iowa, Ostrander and Brush, Colo., areas until 1972, when they retired and moved to Spring Valley. Her husband died Aug. 28, 1981. Mrs. Bock was a charter member of the Lime Springs Lutheran Church and a current member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ostrander where she was active in Ladies Aid and Mission Circle. She was a longtime member of the Spring Valley Hospital and Nursing Home Auxiliary and was a Fillmore County home health aide for a number of years.

Survivors include three daughters, Joanne Bock and Karen (Phil) Jones, both of Chouteau, Okla., and Gayle (Al) Kaufman of Point Richmond, Calif.; a son, Allen (Lori) of Cumberland, Wis.; and two grandchildren. A sister and two stepsisters preceded her in death.

The funeral for Marie Louisa Ahlers Bock was December 19, 2003 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ostrander, with the Rev. Nancy Solomonson officiating. Burial was in Bloomfield Cemetery in rural Ostrander. Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

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