MICHAEL STEVEN AHRENS, age 58, of Worthington, died Friday, April 20, 2012 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. He was born on November 11, 1953 to parents Bud and Edna (Abels) Ahrens in Trimont, MN. He grew up in Worthington and graduated from Worthington High School. After graduation he attended Jackson Vocational School for auto mechanics. After his schooling, Mike worked for the Worthington power plant until it closed. He then started working for Bedford Industries in Worthington.
On February 27, 1988 he was united in marriage to Paula Probst in Fulda, MN. After their marriage the couple made their home in Worthington and Mike continued to work for Bedford Industries. He was employed as a warehouse material handler and also drove truck part-time. He also worked a short time in maintenance for Minnesota West.
Mike was a member of St. Maryâ€™s Catholic Church in Worthington. He enjoyed baseball, especially watching his sons play, fishing and Nascar racing. He was also an avid Trojan fan and volunteered his time grooming ball fields. Mike also loved spending time with his family, especially when sitting in front of a fire.
He is survived by his wife, Paula Ahrens, Worthington, two sons, Nicholas and Joseph Ahrens both of Worthington; parents, Bud and Edna Ahrens, Worthington; mother-in-law, Elvera (Probst) Wagner, Worthington; brother, Larry Ahrens, Sheldon, IA; sister, Julie (Jeff) Meier, Worthington; three special nieces, Lindsay Fricke, Alyssa and Courtney Meier.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father-in-law.