Obituary: Rick Thomas Ahr



Rick Thomas Ahr, 56, of Carmel, died June 7, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. A thoughtful son, loyal brother, devoted husband and loving father, Rick was born January 18, 1958, in Fort Wayne. He worked as an electronic pre-press technician, most recently with Multi-Packaging Solutions in Indianapolis. Rick had a love of sports including baseball, hockey, golf and football. He played the drums in a band and enjoyed a wide variety of music genres. He fought a hard, courageous battle with kidney cancer and never once lost sight of his undying faith. Rick is survived by his wife, Janet Ahr of Carmel; one daughter, Dr. Katherine (Matt) Jones of Noblesville; one son, Parker Ahr of Westfield; his father, Thomas Ahr of Fort Wayne; a sister, Stephanie (Mark) Linehan of Fort Wayne; 10 nieces and nephews; and 12 great-nieces and -nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanora Ahr. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. June 14 at Christ United Methodist Church, 318 N. Union St. in Westfield. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 13 at Flanner and Buchanan-Carmel, and from 10 a.m. until service time June 14 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 318 N. Union St., Westfield, IN 46074. Online condolences may be made at