Geoffrey S. Ahring, 64, of Granite City, passed away at 5:40 p.m. 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 Feb. 6, 1982, at Niedringhaus United Methodist Church in Granite City and she survives.
Geoffrey retired as a heavy equipment operator from Granite City Steel after more than 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 VFW Post 1300 in Granite City and also a member of the U.S. Steelworkers 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, Mo.; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, with the Rev. 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, www.irwinchapel.com.