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Mary A. (LaChance) Ahler

November 15, 1937 — January 19, 2021



Mary A. Ahler, age 83, of Kiva, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at her home under the loving care of her family and North Woods Home Hospice.  She was born on November 15, 1937 in Escanaba, Michigan to the late Stephen and Corinne (LaPorte) LaChance.  Mary grew up in Perkins and graduated from Perkins High School.  She lived in Milwaukee for many years and worked as a foreman for Edstrom Industries in Waterford, Wisconsin.  Mary had also worked as a CNA caring for residents at a nursing home.  She married Charles Ahler on August 21, 1982.  After retirement, they moved back to U.P.  Mary was a talented seamstress who made clothing, placemats, blankets, bunnies, and teddy bears that she enjoyed selling at craft shows.  Mary was also an antique collector who loved to buy and sell the treasures she could find.  She and Charlie enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends, hunting for antiques, and trap shooting where they earned the 1st place trophy in their couples’ league.  Throughout their marriage, Mary and Charlie had a special love and respect for each other that they were never afraid to show, with the simple sign of love, holding each other’s hand.

Across the years

I will walk with you

In deep green forests

Or shores of sand

And when our time

on Earth is through

in heaven too you

will have my hand

Mary is survived by her husband – Charles Ahler of Kiva; daughters – Carla (Gary) Selph of Waukegan, IL and Corinne Adams of Albertville, AL; sons – Steve Powers of Albertville, AL and Thomas (Linda) Powers of Racine, WI; stepsons – Greg Ahler of Ironwood, MI and Steve Ahler of Tomahawk, WI; eighteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren;  and siblings  - Peter LaChance of Trenary, MI, Annette LaChance of Grand Rapids, MI,  Rose Anderson of St. Nicholas, MI, and Theresa Fleury of Escanaba, MI.

No public services are scheduled at this time.

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