Francis W. Ahlberg, 89, of 6558 Route 321, Kane, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 29, 2012, at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 5, 1922 in Wilcox, he was the son of Olof and Cora Silvis Ahlberg.Â On Aug. 15, 1947 in East Kane, he married Mary A. Stakley, who died in 1990.
Mr. Ahlberg served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Italy and North Africa, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart medal.Â Later, he worked for the Pennsylvania Highway Dept. for many years, retiring in 1984.
He was a member of the Wilcox Sportsman's Club, the Kane Fish & Game Club and the American Legion in Wilcox.
Surviving are a son, James Ahlberg of Wilcox; a daughter, Peggy Jameson of East Kane; and a sister, Florence Anderson of Kane.Â Five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death, besides his wife and parents, by a brother, Roy Ahlberg.
Services will be held at a time and place to be announced.Â The Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.