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A memorial service for Michael “Mike” Ahern will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at St. Theodore Catholic Church, Albert Lea with Father Kurt Farrell officiating. Burial will take place at St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery following the service.
Mike passed away unexpectedly while visiting his son in Adrian, MN on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. He was 68 years old.
Michael Berendt Ahern was born on May 28, 1950 in Minneapolis, MN to Thomas and Kathleen (Berendt) Ahern. He would be raised in the Twin Cities area, and the family would often visit Beaver Lake near New Richland most summers. After High School, Mike attended Mankato State University where he would obtain a Bachelor of Engineering degree. His work would take him all over the country, living in 28 states throughout his career. Mike was an engineer for companies that would aid in speeding up production, or finding ways to save companies on production costs. His latest job was working for Sikorsky Helicopters. He was currently living in Lewisville, TX. Mike enjoyed many things in life. He liked his work, and he liked that his work sent him all over the country. Mike was talented at making stain glass and wood carving. He was always on the go, and was always doing something to stay busy.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Tom and Kathleen Ahern.
Those left to carry on his legacy include his children, Sarah (Chris) Lively, Tom (Christy) Ahern, and Tim (fiancé, Qingyuan) Ahern; grandchildren, Sean Lively and Rorie Ahern; siblings, Patrick, Cokie, and Bridget; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.
Blessed be his memory.