Merle Ahrens - WHS Class of 1952

Merle Ahrens - WHS Class of 1952

High School Activities
Football - three years

Basketball - three years

Activities - WHS Band; Class Officer sophomore and senior year; Student Council

Awards - Earned scholarship (football) to University of South Dakota

Other - 3 years US Marine Corps (serving 1 year in Korea); played football at the Marine Base in San Diego, CA; Marine Band 2 years; Little League coach and umpire;  Active in Special Olympics of California

Merle and his wife, Sylvia, have 6 children: Greg, Susan, Martha, Jeffrey, Nancy, and Wesley.  Merle worked for Construction Plumbing in West Covina. He founded Ahrens Corporation in 1981 with his son, Greg. Merle retired in California