Karlene Hoeppner Ahrens, 68 of Hampstead, NC passed away, just before sunrise, Sunday March 2, 2008 at home after a short battle with Breast Cancer.
She was born in the Manson, IA rural area January 28, 1940, daughter of the late Carl Hoeppner and Arlene Steckelberg Hoeppner and married Barry Ahrens January 31, 1960.
Surviving is her loving husband of 48 years Barry Ahrens of Hampstead, NC and five children. Four daughters Nicollet Sampson and husband Scott of Kingston Springs, TN, Stacey Cowley and husband Simon of McKinney, TX, Christine Huggins and husband Steven of Rocky Point, NC and Wendy Ahrens of St. Joseph, MI, one son Matthew Ahrens and wife Rebeckah of Malta, IL. Also there are ten grandchildren who loved their “Nana”. Karlene has a loving brother Don Hoeppner and family of Duluth, GA, who will miss her greatly.
A memorial service is being planned to be held this summer in Illinois, with inurnment later in Manson, Iowa.
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099