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Edward D. Ahlf - 77

10/15/1941 - 11/7/2018


     Edward D. “Ed” Ahlf, age 77 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Alverno Health Care Facility.  In following Ed’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.  A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10:00 to 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.  A memorial service will begin at 10:30 AM.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine, Iowa with a graveside service at approximately 1:30 PM the same day.  Memorials may be made to the Clinton Salvation Army.


     Ed, aka Eddie, Teach, Deems, and Demo, was born in Muscatine on October 15, 1941, the son of Edward D. and Irene J. (Deems) Ahlf.  He graduated from Muscatine High School and attended the University of Northern Iowa.  He received his Master’s Degree in Social Studies from the University of Iowa.  Ed taught Social Studies and American History at Northeast High School.  He was in the motorcycle business for many years, at one time owning and operating Illowa Motorsports in Clinton.  He had been a free-lance writer for a motorcycle newsletter in Missouri for a short time.  He was a life member of the American Motorcyclist Association and the BMW Motorcycle Club.  He enjoyed traveling, reading and going on picnics.


     Ed is survived by his significant other, Liz Clements of Clinton, IA; a sister, Denise (Glen) Monson of Dixon, IL; a brother, Bill (Paula) Ahlf of Altoona, IA; nieces, nephews and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Online condolences may be left at

Gathering of Friends

!0:00 AM until 10:30 AM on Wednesday November 14, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.

Memorial Service:

10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Pape Funeral Home.


  • marc rickertsen

    on 11/10/18

    My condolences to the family. Teach was my favorite teacher in Northeast 50+ years ago and my bike mechanic shortly after. Great guy !! We,ve met up several times through the years talking bikes and whatever, to garage sales bargains. Always a super guy with the Biggest smile !!   I,m sure he is going to be the same in the hereafter. Greatly saddened my day to hear of   this.  See ya later Ed, hope fully !!




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  • Marty Dorfman

    on 11/11/18

    So sorry for the family’s loss. 


  • Bill Paetz

    on 11/13/18

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Deems, and my thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.   He was one of my best friends almost 60 years ago, and we spent a lot of time together in high school and Jr. College.  We have tried to keep in touch throughout the years, and I have many fond memories..

  • jim M

    on 11/14/18

      I  and everyone in the MC community will miss you. I will continue to take care of our  swap meet spot, but it wont be the same without you  .

  • George Kedl

    on 11/17/18

    Ed was cousin to my father John Deems Kedl. My father and I always looked forward to a visit from Deems. He would come in for a visit one year, then my father would go for a visit the next. I'll always remember them talking shop over the phone and calling to say merry Christmas. Those days are certainly missed.

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