Charles W. Ahern

Charles W. Ahern

July 7, 1927 – December 6, 2020


A class act and true gentleman.  A man of faith who knew how to enjoy life.  A loyal friend with a heart of gold.  An adored uncle who played Santa to many.  A lifetime Husker fan whose heart broke with every loss and burst with every win.  A family man who acquired his ‘instant family’ later in life, but stepped right up and relished his role.  A man of utmost integrity.  A role model for a life well lived.

Longtime civil engineer for Kirkham Michael.  Survived by loving wife Kay.  Through their union, he joyfully gained adult children Steven (Brandi) Brown and Stephanie (Brian) Kielian.  Beloved Poppi to grandchildren Mia (Thomas) Jackson and Mica Kielian, Day and Ford Brown treasured granddog Deezal.  Cherished uncle to numerous nieces, nephews and their children.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Thursday December 10th from 5pm to 7pm, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church (15353 Pacific St.) followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday December 11th, 1pm, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.  Interment, Resurrection Cemetery (2424 S. 78th St.) with Military Honors by American Legion Post #1.  Memorials are suggested to Visiting Nurse Association (Hospice) and the Josie Harper Hospice House.

To view a live broadcast of the Vigil, Mass and Graveside Services, go to and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.





  • Stephen Postert Posted December 7, 2020 9:22 am

    Barb and my love, prayers and condolences.! He was a great guy! We loved him dearly!

  • Nance Grady Posted December 7, 2020 3:34 pm

    What a great guy.! Many good years sitting next to him at Husker games Great memories. He will be missed!

  • Debra Chandler Posted December 8, 2020 7:03 am

    Sweet Kay, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  • Rick and Elaine Coenen Posted December 8, 2020 12:44 pm

    Miss you Uncle Chuck!

  • Jeannie Dempsey Posted December 9, 2020 9:09 am

    You will be missed Uncle Chuck!
    Love, Jeannie May

  • Richard Werner Posted December 9, 2020 5:53 pm

    Ahern Family
    Chuck was a class act and fun to be around. We will all miss the booming voice of a guy I called ‘friend’.
    Our Christmas card exchange was always fun to see who had the funniest card, Chuck usually won!
    Sincere condolences,
    Dick Werner

  • Connie Lynn Fitzsimmons Posted December 10, 2020 12:24 pm

    Love you Uncle Chuck (aka Santa Claus). You have left greatest memories,

  • Bernard Gorup Posted December 10, 2020 10:33 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Chuck’s family. I met Chuck in 1976 as a student hire at Kirkham Michael & Associates. I had an opportunity to work for him several summers on one of his survey/inspection crews. At first as a 17 year old I was quite intimidated, but I learned that he was a very fair and honest man. Chuck new my dad, James Gorup who was a VP as an architect at Kirkham Micheal. My father passed away in 1969 when I was ten. Maybe that is why Chuck gave me a shot. I am currently a professional architect and having met Chuck had a positive impact on me. I have not seen Chuck for around 40 years, but have thought of him often and the experiences I had knowing him. Rest In Peace Mr. Ahern (Chuck). My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bernard Gorup and the Gorup Family.

  • Anne Parker Posted December 11, 2020 10:59 pm

    Thinking of you, Kay and sending much love today and the days ahead❤️

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