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Arthur Ahl

Arthur Ahl, 92, of West Covina and formerly of Mobridge passed away July 4 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Bowdle Aug. 11, 1924, to Jacob and Regina (Schick) Ahl. They lost their farm during the depression and they subsequently moved to the Hoven farm and lived and worked there until they moved into Mobridge in 1939. At age 17 he and a friend went to Widby Island to do some work for the military building things. While there, he got his draft notice and had to return home. On May 25, 1943, he was inducted into the army at Ft. Snelling in Minn., and was sent overseas as part of Patton’s 3rd Army. He served in the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe driving trucks that delivered food to POW camps. He was honorably discharged on March 19, 1946. When he returned home he went to work for Mobridge Tribune. On Aug. 14, 1946, he married Ruby Schanzenbach of Selby and they had five children.  He worked at the Tribune until 1959 when he moved his family to California. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby; his parents, Jacob and Regina; and his siblings, Ted Ahl, Rose Peden, Ernie Ahl, Violet Schneider and Herbert Ahl.   He is survived by his five children; Cheryl (Richard) Duer of Rapid City, Kathy (Bill) Finocchio of Azusa, Calif., Tim (Maureen) Ahl of Pomona, Calif., Cindy (Ray) Stewart of Reno, Nev., and David Ahl of Henderson, Nev.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was buried in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif. with full military honors.