Obituaries

Obituaries

James Ahlert 1962 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for James Ahlert, 46, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Lawrence. He was cremated.Mr. Ahlert died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at his home.He was born Oct. 10, 1962, in Chicago, the son of Don and Carol Ahlert. He graduated from Lyons Township High School in 1980. He attended Northland College in Ashland, Wis., and the Ray Vogue Photography School in Chicago. Mr. Ahlert served in the U.S. Navy at the beginning of the Gulf War. He served from 1986 to 1990 and was discharged with the rank of petty officer.After his service, he moved to Lawrence. He worked for Schlumberger for several years before he was considered disabled.Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Deborah Caffey, Lawrence, and Mary Weissert, Palm City, Fla.; a brother, Stephen, Lawrence; five sons, Jeffrey, Joseph, Nicholas, Alex and Joshua; and many nieces and one nephew. The family suggests memorials to the church.