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Doris Darleen (Gade) Suellwold Ahrens

February 5, 1927 ~ July 14, 2021 (age 94)


Doris Darleen (Gade) Suellwold Ahrens, of Seward, was born on February 5, 1927 to Albert and Helene (Luebbe) Gade in Superior, Nebraska.  She graduated from Seward High School in 1944.  On May 15, 1947, Doris was united in marriage to Floyd Suellwold in Seward, Nebraska.  Following Floyd’s death, Doris married Elwin “Al” Ahrens on December 20, 1997 in Seward.  She worked as a bookkeeper for Seward County Independent, a teacher’s aide for the Seward School District and a night manager at Seward Dairy Queen.  She was also a homemaker.  Doris was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Seward, L.W.L., V.F.W. Auxiliary of Seward and American Legion Auxiliary.  She especially enjoyed spending time visiting with family and friends.  Doris passed away July 14, 2021 in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 94 years, 5 months and 9 days.  She is survived by her children, F. Gregory “Gregor” Suellwold, Seward, Nebraska, Shelley Suellwold, Lincoln, Nebraska, Kyle (T.J.) Hinkel, Utica, Nebraska; grandchildren, Matt (Jessie) Hinkel, Nikki (Jeris) Rue, Jennifer (Kaden) Albin, Jasen Hinkel; great grandchildren, Micah Hinkel, Livia Hinkel, Kaylee Rue, Sawyer Rue, Anabell Albin, Abel Albin; sister, Lorna Graff, Seward, Nebraska, brother, Dean Gade, Seward Nebraska.  Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Helene Gade; husbands, Floyd Suellwold, Al Ahrens; son, Todd Suellwold; stepmother, Gertrude Gade. 


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July 19, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Seward, NE 68434

Gathering of Family and Friends
July 19, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Funeral Service
July 20, 2021

10:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434


Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery
Garland, NE 68360

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