Benjamin “Ben” Nicholas Drifke

January 30, 1999 - August 25, 2022


Obituary For Benjamin “Ben” Nicholas Drifke

Benjamin “Ben” Nicholas Drifke, age 23, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Ben was born on January 30, 1999, to David Ahles and Samantha Drifke in Stoughton, Wisconsin.

Ben graduated from Stoughton High School. He enjoyed everything outdoors especially archery and fishing. Ben was a friend to all, a lover of cars, technology, and his family.

Ben is survived by grandparents, Marcia Ahles, James, and Rita Drifke; parents, David (Jana) Ahles, Samantha Drifke; siblings, Abra, Amira, Adam Ahles, Sydney, and Samuel Drifke; numerous uncles, aunts, beloved cousins, and friends.

He is proceeded in death by grandparents, Gerald J Ahles, and Arlene M Mayhew.

Respecting family wishes, funeral service will remain private.

The family would like to thank all for the outpouring of love and prayers. Ben will be dearly missed.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N Sherman Ave 608-249-8257

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  • 09/01/2022

    I am so sorry Ben! You were a wonderful person. I hope you and Derek can tear it up and have fun in Heaven! I can't believe another wonderful soul went way to early before his time. Love you kid for just being you!!! Derek's mom💛

  • 09/01/2022

    It had been many, many years since I had seen Ben; the last time being when he was a little boy. I'm glad our paths crossed and I'm able to say I once knew him. I was happy when he added me in Facebook all the years ago. My heart goes out to everyone who loved him. Prayers for comfort.

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