Lee T. Ahrens

February 2, 1938 - April 19, 2021
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Lee T. Ahrens, 83, of Exeter Township, passed away April 19, 2021 in the Reading Hospital where he was a Covid patient since early March.

He was the husband of Carolyn (Schmehl) Ahrens. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September. Born in West Reading, he was a son of the late Howard N. and Edith (Taylor) Ahrens.

Lee was a design engineer at Specialty Design & Manufacturing Co., Inc. for the last 43 years, was a 1955 graduate of Mt. Penn High School and attended Penn State University. He served as an auxiliary policeman for Exeter Twp., and was a member of the ASPCA and his pride and joy, the Antique Automobile Club of America.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters – Michele A. Sholl, Exeter Twp., Marsha A. wife of Robert Turner, Plymouth Meeting, PA, his siblings – Lynne A. wife of Lynn Sarig, Exeter Twp., Larry H. husband of Jane Ahrens, St. Lawrence, and his grandchildren – Zachary Sholl, Marisa Sholl, Abigail Turner and Caitlin Turner.

Viewing on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 6-8 PM at Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Funeral service on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Zack Jackson officiating. Funeral will be webcast at www.kleefuneralhome.com, go to Lee’s obituary and click on the Webcast tab. Private interment in Schwarzwald UCC Cemetery, Jacksonwald. In lieu of flowers, remember Lee by making contributions to the Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 or Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Rajah Shriners, P.O. Box 40, Blandon, PA 19510. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Reverend Zack Jackson will officiate

Cemetery Information

Schwarzwald Cemetery


Jacksonwald, PA 19606

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Private Interment

Donation Information

Animal Rescue League

58 Kennel Road
Birdsboro, PA 19508

Shriners Hospital for Children

c/o Rajah Shrine
P.O. Box 40
Blandon, PA 19510


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Born: February 2, 1938
Died: April 19, 2021

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GLORIA L CLAY posted on 4/23/21

Carolyn and family Wishing you strength during this difficult time. and comfort in the days ahead. Shared times, shared memories, shared joys--these special things keep a loved one close. With Deepest Sympathy


Bonnie and Don posted on 4/20/21

Marsha, thinking of you, Bob, Abby and Cait. So sorry for your Dad's passing. Hoping all the family gathering will share memories and stories of his life and support each other with laughter and tears. Prayers for your Mom especially. May God's Promise of eternal life bring comfort to all. You are in our prayers.