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Jean T. Ahne

Jean  T. Ahne, nee Clark, 74, of Waterloo, IL, died February 2, 2021, in St. Louis, MO. She was born September 19, 1946, in Red Bud, IL.

She is survived by her husband Miichael "Gene" Ahne; children Jeff Ahne, Dawn (Ruben) Kreher, and Ed (Amanda) Ahne; grandchildren Jonathan, Nicole, and Nathan Kreher; sister Helen Havey; brothers Donald (Dina) Clark and William (Joann) Clark; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents Raymond & Alma  (nee Bertram) Clark; brother Paul Clark; sisters Ann Dammermann and Lorraine Douglas.

She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Church; and former owner of Ahne's Bakery

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memorial Mass:
10 AM Friday, February 12, 2021 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Father Evaristus Akabueze officiating


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Sorry for the delay. Just found out about this existing on Quernheim site. Thanks for the kind thoughts and words. I remember granny quite well. She was a sweet lady.

Dawn (Ahne) Kreher Mar 23 2021 12:00 AM

Most of you, if not all, knew my mother, Adella Whelan, aka granny. Granny first worked for the Reynolds' family and then the Ahne's. You were her second family and she loved all of you. My one daughter said from now on there would be some of the best aromas and bakery goods in heaven when granny and Jeannie got together.

My deepest sympathy to the Ahne/Clark families.

Delrose Whelan Descher

Delrose Descher Feb 8 2021 12:00 AM

In 2003 when in St Louis on business I went on a pilgrimage to find out what I could about our Ahne/Lowry family. I was hunting for Madonnaville and knew it to be near Waterloo. My only remembrance was being at either a church or a funeral parlor in Waterloo upon my Grandma Katherine Ahne Lowry's passing.
So as I got into town the first iconic landmark I spotted was a Catholic Church steeple. Looking for anything familiar, I rounded the block of St Peter & Pauls. Unexpectedly I saw that familiar name on a shop though had no idea we had family in the bakery business.
Of course I met Jean for the first time. We had a short chat, I got wonderful information about Madonnaville and completed the pilgrimage I had set out to.
Over the years I have shared the story of the bakery and Jean's help that day with Kathrines grand, grest grand and great-grand children.
About a year ago sister Peggy and Matt Lowry made a trip to the bakery and shared the event with the family including Mertis Katherine Lowry Lavelle, Katherine Ahne Lowry's namesake.

John Lowry Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. It was always a pleasure speaking with Jean up at the bakery. You are in my prayers.

Becky Kipping Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

I worked for the Ahne family in the early 90s, great people that treated their employees like family, my condolences to the Ahne family.

Tim Schneider Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, Gene. May your memories of her bring you some comfort. Harriett Zipfel

Harriett Zipfel Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM