Dr. Jerry Ahrendt of Independence, Minn., died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. He was 71.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano. Gatherine of family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Gathering will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church prior to services.
Dr. Jerry Carl Ahrendt was born Dec. 16, 1941, to Arthur and Catherine (Giedemann) Ahrendt in Luverne, Minn. He was a longtime veterinarian in the Delano area. He loved his family, his wife, his children and his grandchildren. He loved to care for his animals and to spend time herding his sheep with his herding dog Suta.
Dr. Ahrendt was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Catherine Ahrendt; brother Allen and twin brother Jim.
He is survived by his wife Robi; children Chris (and Carolina), Kara (and Paul) Richter, and Katari; grandchildren Joseph and Jack Richter; as well as many other family members.