In Memory of

David W. Ahlrichs

May 18, 1941 - June 4, 2021
From: Rockwell City, IA

Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021at St. Paul Lutheran & Presbyterian Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Jim Davis officiating.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Church until service time.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. 

     David Wiese Ahlrichs was born May 18, 1941 at home on a farmstead near Palmer, Iowa.  He walked to country school and attended Palmer Public School.  In February of 1956, his family to a farm west of Rockwell City.  David graduated from Rockwell City High School, with the Class of 1959.  He then attended Iowa State University, graduating in 1964.  David was in the Federal Army Reserve for six years and farmed with his father, raising turkeys and cattle.  On July 26, 1970, he was united in marriage to Marcia Cox, whom he referred to as his “Little Love”, at the United Methodist Church in Hornick, Iowa.  David continued farming the family farm while Marcia taught elementary music.  In 1979, the couple welcomed their 10-year-old foster daughter, Jodi into their home.  They happily celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2020.

     David loved playing piano and organ, and gardening.  He volunteered at City Hall to care for their flower bed. He was custodian for the Rockwell City Public Library and cooked for the Rockwell City Lions Club where he was a member. David and Marcia operated Pine Grove Bed & Breakfast in their farm home for many years.

     David is survived by his wife Marcia; daughter Jodi; sister Rachael (Don) Gerdes; sisters-in-law, Ruth Ahlrichs, Susan Ahlrichs, Kay (Gary) Gesaman, Linda (Richard) Gallagher, and Marilyn (Maury) Byers; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Tena Ahlrichs; and brothers, John Henry, James and his wife Kristina, and Loren and his wife Rebecca.

     David was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 4, 2021.  He was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran & Presbyterian Church.        


Memorial Services
11:00 a.m. - Saturday
June 12, 2021
St. Paul Lutheran & Presbyterian Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pastor Jim Davis
10:00 a.m. - Saturday
June 12, 2021
St. Paul Lutheran & Presbyterian Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Becky Haberl
Soloist - Ron Frerichs


Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 3:45 PM
“I am saddened to learn of Dave's passing. My heartfelt condolences are with you all.”
- Mary J Patterson

Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 9:37 PM
“I'm sorry this has happened. He was a strong, quiet man. God be with you as you recover. Prayers are sent.”
- Jeff and Barb Anderson

Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 12:58 PM
“Marcia, so sorry for your loss. The Onnen and Ahlrichs families go back over 65 years. My brothers and I herded and caught turkys for many years. David was a kind and good man.
- Rob Onnen

Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10:33 AM
“Marcia Irene and I were saddened by word of David’s death. You are in our prayers and thoughts. We are sorry that we cannot be at the funeral today Irene is at work this morning and I have a plan task from Grace Lutheran to feed the needy today so I’m running errands to get ready. I feel lucky to have known David and appreciated his help and music for many services I had. Jim and Jackie plan to be there. Blessings on you and all your family and friends. Pastor Wayne”
- Wayne Pfannkuch

Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:37 AM
“Marcia - I will keep you in my prayers as you adjust to the void caused you with David's death. He was a very special man and I hope you find comfort in your fond memories and knowing he is now resting in peace with his eternal reward.”
- Maureen Hobart

Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 7:21 AM
“I am soo sorry for your loss. He was a great man. I'll keep you all in my prayers. ”
- Missy kramme-franks

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 8:38 PM
“We are so sad to hear of David's passing. We enjoyed him so much at the Farmer's Market as he was a regular each week. No kinder person. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marcia.”
- Mark & Janine Lynch

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 7:48 AM
“Marcia, prayers and hugs to you and your family. David had a dry sense of humor and could always make us laugh. He was a great cook!!”
- Duffy & Marty Buttolph

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 8:44 PM
“We send our condolences to Marcia on the loss of your Husband. Our prayers are with you.”
- Ray & Diane Craig

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 5:08 PM
“Steve & I are sending our heartfelt condolences to Marcia. David was such a wonderful man & we both always enjoyed visiting with him. We Loved hearing him play at Church & especially at my dads funeral. Sending Prayers & Hugs for Comfort while you go through this horrible time. God Bless You 🙏🏻”
- Steve & Barb Larsen

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 12:13 PM
“Our sympathy to you, Marcia and family ! David was such a friendly, helpful and did so much for our town! He will be deeply missed! Our sympathy and 🙏🏻! Larry and Joan ”
- Joan Ramthun

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 3:35 AM
“Marcia, I am deeply saddened for the loss of your beloved husband, David. I am grateful for the time we were together at Jane’s funeral. For me, David was always an extension of his sister, Rachael, my dearest high school friend. He always had a smile and such a caring, giving spirit. To know him was to love him. You and your family are in my heart and on my mind and in my prayers. Sending my heartfelt sympathy, Judy”
- Judy Berg

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 5:58 PM
“Marcia and Jodi, I am so sorry for your loss!! I was fortunate to have David play organ for a funeral we did together. He loved being able to bring a bit of comfort to the family in their loss. Such a kind, loving man who will be dearly missed! ((HUGS)) ”
- Dawn Williamson

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 3:02 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to his family. He always had the nicest smile and lovely farmstead west of Rockwell City. We thank him for his support of CCS in Fort Dodge.”
- Gene & Lorraine Black

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 2:09 PM
“So sorry for your loss Marcia and Jodi. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Jennifer, Sydney & Justin Dohrmann

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 1:19 PM
“Marcia - we were so sorry to hear about Dave. He was a friend to everyone who knew him. Our sympathy to you and your family. ”
- Jim & Linda Hindt

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:43 AM
“David was such a kind and gentle soul. He will be missed greatly!

Sending our love, thoughts and prayers.

The Smith Family
(Jenna, Alex, Hudson and Harper) ”
- Jenna and Alex Smith

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10:20 AM
“Marcia, I am so very sorry to hear that David has passed. He was such an outstanding member of the community and church for so many years and I know he will be greatly missed. ((((HUGS)))) and love to you! Do remember to take care of yourself during this very difficult time and know that I am and will be thinking of you and caring about how you are doing. ”
- Julie Helle

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 9:10 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to Marcia and all of the family. We remember David from our years in Rockwell City during the early 1980's and appreciated his warmth and talents. Prayers surround you all.”
- Neal and Diane McIntosh

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 7:50 AM
“"Well done, good and faithful servant." David was such a good steward of his days on earth. He nourished the community in countless ways. Thank you for being true to your calling, good and faithful friend.”
- Hilda and Lyle Hartling

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 7:39 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers. Mary Bartholomew”
- Mary Bartholomew

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 8:44 PM
“So very sorry to hear of David's passing, Marcia! ”
- Kim and Amy Courter

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 8:10 PM
“Many prayers being sent! He will be missed. Marcia- please take care of yourself. ”
- Paul Kutz

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 6:01 PM
“My deepest condolences to you and your family♡🙏♡ Continued prayers♡”
- Melissa Schumann

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 5:31 PM
“I had the pleasure of spending time with David! He could crack a joke, make the best homemade chocolate sauce, he was an outstanding member of our community. Proud to have called him my friend.. My prayers are with you Marcia. ”
- Jennifer Jenson-Roberts

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 5:04 PM
“Oh MA, we are so sorry to hear about David. Love hugs and prayers to you and your daughter ”
- Charlie and Donna Peyton

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 4:57 PM
“So sorry to hear of David’s passing, He always had a smile on his face, he will be missed. Hugs to you Marcia and your daughter. ”
- Sherry Cates

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 4:45 PM
“I am SO sorry Marcia to hear this news..Thoughts and prayers for your comfort..”
- Jeanette Buse-Schoon

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 4:11 PM
“Mrs. Ahlrichs,
I’m SO sorry to hear about the passing of David! My thoughts & prayers are with you! Thinking of you & sorry I’m not there to give you a hug but I sure will the next time I’m back home!
With love-Julie”
- Julie (Petersen) Wolvington

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 6:48 AM
“Marcia, I am so sorry. My prayers are with you. Anita Bane”
- Anita Bane

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 3:15 AM
“Marcia, Our deep sympathy at this time. We enjoyed knowing David.”
- Gerri & Jane McCurdy

Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 9:35 PM
“We were so shocked and saddened to hear about David. He was such a kind and wonderful man. Everyone who knew him will miss him terribly. We're keeping you close in our prayers.”
- Mary and Gary Smith

Friday, June 4, 2021 at 7:26 PM
“I am sending prayers for you, Marcia & all your family. David had a smile I will miss.”
- Janice Wetter

Friday, June 4, 2021 at 6:53 PM
“Marcia, this is so sad to hear! We love you 2, & send blessings & prayers! Bill & Fran. Lawson”
- Bill & Fran Lawson

Friday, June 4, 2021 at 6:26 PM
“I am so sorry to read this Marcia. Prayers of comfort for you”
- Virginia Hillmer

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