EvaLee Ahrens



EvaLee Ahrens, 73, of Stevensville, MI went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 19, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday June 25 at 11 A. M. at Napier Parkview Baptist Church, 245 W. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor with Dr. J.O. Hosler officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Napier Parkview Baptist Church or the Charity of your choice. Those wishing to sign EvaLee’s guestbook may do so online at www.starks-menchinger.com.

EvaLee was born April 10, 1941 in Sayre, PA to Dominic & June (Peters) Piarulli. She was a graduate of Ithaca High School in 1959. On September 2, 1960 she wed Bruce Ahrens in Ithaca, NY. She worked as a book keeper at the Benton Harbor store and several other Meijer stores throughout Michigan for over 25 years. EvaLee was an active member of Napier Parkview Baptist Church and volunteered with numerous organizations over the years such as Wycliffe, Campus Crusade for Christ and Send International. She enjoyed traveling and taking trips in the RV with Bruce. EvaLee fought a courageous battle with cancer for 6.5 years and will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years Bruce; daughters Shari (Dave) Salewske of Cheboygan, MI and Shelly (Scott) Claeys of Stevensville, MI; grandchildren Nikki (Nate) Jones of Corunna, MI, Bailee and Kersten Claeys of Stevensville, MI and Nathan Claeys of Grand Rapids, MI; sisters Donna (John) Poole of Pittsford, MI, Mary (Steve) Post of Newark Valley, NY,  and Ginny (Bob) Slezak of Durand, MI; brother Donald (Deborah) Piarulli of Pittsburg, PA and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.