Jerome Kent Ahlberg

Oct. 15, 1943-Nov. 26, 2019

Jerome Kent Ahlberg,

76, Fargo and Fesssenden,

beloved husband, father

of three, grandfather of

ten, brother and friend,

won his courageous fight

with ALS and peacefully

entered Eternal Rest on

November 26, 2019 at his

home in Fargo.

Jerry was born October

15, 1943, to Ernest and

Genevieve (Johnson)

Ahlberg in Leeds, ND. He

married Barbara Lucken

in 1965, and they were

blessed with three chil-

dren, John, Janine, and

JoAnna. He attended

NDSU and graduated with

a degree in Math and Phy-

sical Education, later

achieving a Master’s De-

gree in School Adminis-

tration. He taught and

coached at Finley, was

principal at Drake, and

superintendent at Min-

newaukan. They moved to

Fessenden in 1977 where

he worked in insurance

and banking before re-

turning to education at


School. He retired in


Jerry was an avid sports

fan and particularly en-

joyed NDSU Bison athlet-

ics. He also enjoyed out-

door activities such as

hunting, fishing and golf-

ing; but his greatest joy

was found in his wife,

kids and grandkids.

Jerry’s faith was of ut-

most importance to him,

and he was actively in-

volved with his local

church family.

Family: Those on earth

who will continue to love

and miss him include his

wife, Barb; his children,

John Ahlberg, Janine

(Randy) Rappuhn and

JoAnna (Jason) Solhjem;

his grandchildren; his

brothers, David (Linda)

Ahlberg and Mark (Dawn)

Ahlberg; brother-in-law,

John Wilson;

sister-in-law, Charlene

Lucken, and many nieces,

nephews and cousins.

Jerry was preceded in

death by: his parents and

sisters, Gwendolyn and


Visitation will be held

Thursday, December 5,

from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00

P.M. at Nelson Funeral

Home in Fessenden, ND.

Funeral services are

scheduled for Friday, De-

cember 6 at 11:00 A. M. at

North Prairie Lutheran

Church, rural Leeds, ND

with burial in the church


Online condolences

may be shared at nelson-

funeral homesnd.com.