Geoffrey S. Ahring, 64, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at his home. He was born March 19, 1951 in Granite City, a son of the late Charles Paul and Mae A. (Hord) Ahring. He married Sarah J. (Perkins) Ahring on February 6, 1982 at Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City and she survives. He retired as a heavy equipment operator from Granite City Steel after over 39 years of dedicated service. He served his country with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Men's Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Post #1300 in Granite City and also a member of the U.S. Steelworker's Local #50. He was always tinkering around the house and had a special love of woodworking, blacksmithing, gardening, tinkering and working with stained glass. He loved his days of camping and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends. In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his cherished daughter and son-in-law, Ackerley A. and Stephen Paul of Sorento; precious grandson, Gage L. Paul of Sorento; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Beutel and Leonard Deschler of Edwardsville and Pamela and Stephen Line of Dow; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Tina Ahring of Glen Carbon and Michael and Sharon Ahring of Edwardsville; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Rosemary Perkins of Granite City and Sharon and Larry Earney of Granite City; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carl and Tammy Perkins of St. James, Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 with Reverend Jeremy Wood officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to the family and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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