Duane Keith Ahrens
August 13, 2020
Duane Keith Ahrens, 83, of West Des Moines, Iowa passed away from complications of COVID-19 on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Duane was born June 25, 1937 in Sutherland, Iowa to Edmond and Nellie (Stanton) Ahrens.
In 1955, Duane graduated as valedictorian from Sutherland High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1957. While serving in the Army Reserves, be began his college education, receiving his BA degree from Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa in 1964. He married Mary Ann Painovich on June 11, 1966 at the West Des Moines United Methodist Church.
He received his graduate degree in Cou...