Nadene A. Ahlness

Nadene A. Ahlness


Nadene A. Ahlness age 94, of Springfield died on July 19, 2023, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield, MN. 

Visitation was on Monday, July 24, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel and will continue Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church, Springfield, MN. Service will be held at the St. John Lutheran Church, on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. The clergy will be Pastor Noel Wetter. Interment will be at the Springfield City Cemetery. 

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Nadene Ann Schwieger was born on May 29, 1929, the daughter of Clifford and Agnes (Heath) in Comfrey, MN. She attended country school by Comfrey and later graduated from Hanska High School in 1947. On June 19, 1947 Nadene was united in marriage to Elton Ahlness at Linden Parsonage in Hanska and they began building their lives together. She was employed as a cook at St. John Lutheran Home for 32 years retiring in 1999. Nadene was active in St. John Lutheran Church Ladies Aid and Home Extensions. A few of her favorite past times were canning, vegetable gardening and cross stitching. 

Left to treasure her memory are her children - David (Joni) Ahlness, Karen (Jerry) Krebs, Cindy (Denny) Krautkremer, Leslie Hoffman, Darwin Ahlness and Bruce (Shelly) Ahlness; son-in-law, Leonard Nachreiner; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton; daughter, Vickie Nachreiner; daughter-in-law, Lisa Ahlness; son-in-law, Robert Hoffmann and sister, Lora Mae (John) Haler.

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