Roger Duane Ahlm, Maple Lake


Roger Duane Ahlm, age 82 of rural Maple Lake, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.  He was born on May 25, 1932, in Buffalo, the son of Eldon “Pat” and Ina Mae (Mills) Ahlm. He honorably served his country in The United States Air Force from March 3rd, 1952, ‘till March 2nd, 1956. On September 8, 1956, Roger D. Ahlm and Marlene E. Peterson were joined in holy marriage in Kingston. God blessed their marriage with five sons.
He was the former meat manager for Holmquist’s Grocery Store in Buffalo.  Roger enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, camping, yard work and bowling.  He also played the steel guitar with several local country bands for many years.  Survived by loving wife of fifty-eight years: Marlene E. Ahlm; sons: Larry (Judy) Ahlm, Kevin (Tracy) Ahlm, Curtis Ahlm, Brian (Connie) Ahlm and Dennis (Melissa) Ahlm; eight grandchildren: Rachel (Perry) Zahnow, Kayla (Tyler) Gunnerson, April (Gerrod) Kresa, Michael, Joe, Dustin, Bennett and Lauryn Ahlm; two great-grandchildren: Ashlyn Zahnow and Luke Kresa; sisters: Beverly Wolfsteller and Judith Miller; other relatives and friends.  Preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Richard and Gerald Ahlm and by a sister: Janet Luoma.  A memorial service was held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, at the Buffalo United Methodist Church.  A visitation was held at the church on Wednesday, October 1st, one hour prior to services.  Interment with military honors on Thursday, October 2nd, at 11:00 a.m. at Assembly Area # 4 Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.  Online condolences may be made to