Edmond J. Ahrendt, 59, of Taylorville passed away at 2:03 P.M. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on June 9, 1957 in Decatur, the son of Donald L. and Ruby M. (Gordon) Ahrendt. He married Mona S. Cowgill on July 26, 1975 in Taylorville. Ed worked for the Bunn Corporation as a welder and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a social member of the American Legion. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, and above all spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife: Mona S. Ahrendt; son: Jeremy Ahrendt (Colleen); grandchildren: Taylor Ahrendt and Kayden Ahrendt, all of Taylorville; brothers: Danny Ahrendt (Jean) of Conroe, Texas and Richard Ahrendt (Rita) of Winter Park, Florida; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law: Barbara Damery of Taylorville; sisters-in-law: Deborah (Billy) Prince of Taylorville and Barb Watson of Taylorville; and brother-in-law: Jon Damery of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: David Ahrendt; and father-in-law: Kenneth Damery.

In accordance with Ed’s wishes, he will be cremated and no service will be held. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Ed, or condolences to the family, may be left online at

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