Mr. Ahrens was the manager of Summers Riverview Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Metropolis and was a member of the Massac County Historical Society.
Survivors include his wife, Colleen Boyle Ahrens; four daughters; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marianne Ahrens, and one brother, Job Ahrens, both of the Netherlands.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will not be any services at this time.
Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.