Wilfred L. Von der Ahe Funeral services were held here last week for Wilfred L. Von der Ahe, co-founder of Vons Grocery Co. Von der Ahe, 88, died Nov. 20 of congestive heart failure. Wil Von der Ahe and his brother, Ted, worked at the original Vons chain, founded by their father. That chain was sold in 1929, shortly before the stock market crash. Three years later the Von der Ahe brothers opened a new chain of Vons stores, starting with a single unit in Lynwood, Calif., that consisted of ...
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