Marlowe Ahrendt, 63, of Le Mars, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at his residence in Le Mars.
Marlowe Charles Ahrendt was born Sept. 22, 1940, on the family farm in Grant Township, rural Le Mars, the son of Carl G. and Kathryn (Marienau) Ahrendt. Marlowe was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church, Grant Township. He attended country school in Grant Township and later graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1958. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1963 with a bachelor of science degree in pre-medicine. He then pursued his schooling in San Francisco, Calif., graduating with his doctorate in podiatry.
Marlowe had lived in California, Arizona, and Idaho before returning to Le Mars in 1990 to help care for his aging parents. Marlowe had a passion for horticulture and landscaping. He also enjoyed reading and going to movies. Through the years, Marlowe had enjoyed traveling to such places as England, Australia, New Zealand and countless destinations within the United States. His sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Marlowe gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.
Survivors include two sisters, Shirley Lang and her husband, Norman, of Le Mars and Roxanne Ahlrich of Le Mars; five nieces and nephews, Darci Athens, Gina Statema, Erin London, Troy Ahlrich, and Cori Ahlrich; many cousins and friends.
His parents, Carl and Kathryn Ahrendt, preceded him in death.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Larry Fett of Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars officiating. Inurnment will be in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Grant Township, rural Le Mars. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday with the family present to greet friends after 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.