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, N.Y. 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, N.Y., 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
P.M. and at First Lutheran Church, 109 W. Third Ave., Warren,
PA., on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 10 to 11:00 A.M.
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.
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