Violet “Vi” Ahlquist, 94, of Russell, PA, died Wednesday morning, February 8, 2017, at her residence after an illness of the past year and a half.
She was born June 21, 1922 in Warren, PA.
Violet was the daughter of Harry and Daisy Mae Warner Harvey.
She was a Warren Area resident most of her entire life and had lived 7 years in Findley Lake, NY.
Vi was a 1940 graduate of Warren High School.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, served on the church Altar Guild for 17 years, member of the Ruth Circle, former choir member, served as a Sunday School Teacher.
She was a member of the Order of the Amaranth, Philomel Club, Life member of the Girl Scouts of America, where she was a former Board of Directors member of the Penn Lakes Girl Scout Council and a member of the Trefoil Connection. She was also a member of the Findley Lake Girl Scouts Neighborhood, a former volunteer at Warren General Hospital as a Gray Lady.
Vi was the matriarch of her family, who were the fabric of her life.
She is survived by her 3 children – Rebecca “Becky” Mickle and husband, Gary whom made a home for Vi in Russell, PA, Mary Hofer and husband, Richard of Mentor, OH., Bruce Ahlquist of Findley Lake, NY, 6 Grandchildren – Jodi Holland of Johnstown, PA, Scott Mickle of Middletown, PA, Todd Hofer of Stow, OH, Emily Gausman of Warren, PA, Eric Hofer of Erie, PA, Hillary Ahlquist of Pittsburgh, PA, 5 Great Grandchildren – Jack & Natalie Holland of Johnstown, PA, Chloe Mickle of San Diego, CA, Aaron & Andrew Gausman of Warren, PA, 4 Step Great Grandchildren – Tommy, Mary and Christopher Okicki of Stow, OH, Jack Jones of Penn State, PA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, F. Walter “Walt” Ahlquist whom she married August 14, 1943 at First Lutheran Church, Warren, PA, who died August 28, 2009.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 1 to 3 PM and at First Lutheran Church, 109 W. Third Ave., Warren, PA, on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 10 to 11:00 AM followed by a funeral and committal service by Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through First Lutheran Church, earmarked for their music program or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA 16365.
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com