Gilbert Ahlman, age 93, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Isanti, passed away on September 3, 2009. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM, Saturday September 12 at the Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.
Gilbert Ahlman was born in Minnesota on April 16, 1916 to Oscar Ahlman and Emiley (Mattson) Ahlman. He was baptized and confirmed at Fish Lake Lutheran Church. On April 4, 1942 he was united in marriage to Lucille Johnson of Isanti. To this union one daughter and three sons were born. Gil retired in 1980 after 28 years of service as an engineer, sailing on the great lakes.
Gil is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Lucille; his daughter, Polly (Jack) Hayes; his 3 sons, John (Bonnie) Ahlman, Tom Ahlman, David (Monica) Ahlman; he also leaves one brother, Jerry Ahlman; one sister, Virginia Peterson; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.