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Gerald D. Ahrenholz Dec. 12, 1943 - Jan. 1, 2009

STOUGHTON, Wis. -- Gerald Douglas "Jerry" Ahrenholz, 65, of Stoughton, Wis., died Thursday at HospiceCare in Fitchburg, Wis.

A private service will be held in Stoughton, Wis. at a later date.

He was born Dec. 12, 1943, in Oakland, Calif., to Herman and Hattie (Bakker) Ahrenholz. He was raised in Willmar, graduating from Willmar High School in 1962. He graduated in 1966 from St. Cloud State with a degree in business.

He married Carolyn "Jeanne" Driver on March 15, 1969, in Appleton, Wis. He worked in sales and marketing, most recently at Emcompas Electrical. He volunteered raising funds for the Stoughton Food Pantry.

He is survived by his wife and one sister: Diane (and Marlin) Van Den Einde of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Willmar.

He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.