Jerome Ahles, 1951-2019

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Private family services will take place for Jerome C. Ahles, 68, of Hartland. Online condolences are welcome at

Jerome Ahles

Jerome died surrounded by family at his home Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

Jerome Cletus Ahles was born Feb. 14, 1951, in Austin to Jerome and Cleo (Hansen) Ahles. He grew up in Austin and was active in wrestling and football through high school. Jerome graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State University. On Aug. 8, 1981, he married Barbara Struwe in Grand Meadow.

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Jerome enjoyed being grandpa, riding his motorcycle and helping family and friends. He also liked to listen to music and work on cars and bikes. Some of his hobbies included gardening and growing sunflowers.

Jerome is survived by his wife, Barb; children Wes Ahles, Patti (Eric) Rolfing and Dylan (Carrie) Ahles; grandchildren Justin Mortensen, Rose and Lily Rolfing and Brynlee Ahles; and sisters Toni Granle and Becky (Dale) Anderson.

Jerome was preceded in death by his parents Jerome and Cleo; and mother and father-in-law Wayne and Bev Struwe.