Julia Lynne Ahrens


Julia Lynne Ahrens, 78, of Columbus, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022 Four Seasons Retirement Home.

Julia was born March 12, 1944 to Bill Bennett and Anne Lee (Bond) Bennett, during the war years in Paradise Valley Sanitorium &Hospital, located in San Diego, California where her family lived until they relocated to Brazil, Indiana. Julia was known by her middle name “Lynne” by her Van Buren High School friends where she graduated in 1962.

She married Clark Ahrens on December 16, 1990 and thrived during those years. Tyler William Ahrens (Adri), from a previous marriage was added to the growing family. Together they had 6 beautiful children, 10 grandchildren, Avery, Harper, and Macy Ahrens, Trent, Nick, and Luke Lancaster, Jo Jo, Andrew, and Lacey Lancaster, and Justin Gardner, all of which survive her, and 8 great-grandchildren, Bromley, Oakes, Redmond, Marek, Cora, Saylah, Judah, and Boaz, who also survive her. She was extremely proud of all of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Anne Bennett; brother, Jeff Bennett; and sons, Robert, and Mark Lancaster.

Julia is survived by her beloved husband of 32 years, Clark Konold Ahrens; 3 children, Andy Lancaster (Brenda), Mitch Lancaster (Nona), and Angela Lancaster (Mike Yorchak). She is also survived by her sister, Susan Abernathy; sister-in-law’s, Barbara Bennett, and Marcia Krieg; and many nieces and nephews.

Julia was loved by all that knew and met her, was the love of Clark’s life, and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date to be held in Brazil Indiana, attended by her loving family and friends. You are invited to send a message of condolence to the Ahrens family via the funeral home website: www.jewellrittman.com.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home of Columbus, Indiana.