|Marion F. Ahearn, 76, of 1029 24th St., Two Rivers, died Friday evening, April 2, 2004, at her
residence, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6,
2004, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Parish, St. Luke Site, Two Rivers. Officiating at the Mass of
Christian Burial will be the Rev. William G. OBrien, with burial to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers.
Marion was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Two Rivers, a daughter of the late Emanuel and Marie (Laurent) Ruelle. She
attended St. Lukes Parochial School, and Two Rivers Washington High School, graduating with the class of
1945. Marion then furthered her education at the Marvel School of Beauty Culture, where she earned her
degree on Oct. 14, 1948. On July 7, 1951, she was united in marriage to William R. Ahearn at St. Luke
Catholic Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Roland Ahearn presided.
In addition to raising her children, Marion worked out of her home as a beautician for many years. She was
also the coordinator of the Friday night fish lunches at the Two Rivers Knights of Columbus for many years.
Marion was very involved with all her childrens activities, which included school functions and scouting. She
was active with her church, as a member of the Ladies of St. Luke for many years; she was also a member
of the K.C. Auxiliary. She was a great cook, enjoyed sewing and knitting, but above all enjoyed her children
and grandchildren the most.
Survivors include her husband: Bill; two daughters and sons-in-law: Susan and Jim Kandler, Lake Geneva,
Julie and Mark Heckendorf, Menomonee Falls; two sons and daughters-in-law: Terry and Linda Ahearn,
Oro Valley, Ariz., Bill and Diane Ahearn, Peotone, Ill.; and nine grandchildren, Sara, Lindsay, Bryan, Jeffery,
Haley, Cole, Will, Wade, and Holly. She is further survived by one sister: Elaine Kruszka, Brown Deer; two
brothers: Arnold (Judy) Ruelle, Niles, Mich., Ronald (Ann) Ruelle, Milwaukee; three sisters-in-law and a
brother-in-law: Kathryn Ahearn and John Ahearn, both of Two Rivers, Mary Jane Diamond, Chicago, Ill.,
and Yvonne Ahearn, Beaver Dam; one aunt: Marcella LaFreniere, Manitowoc; many nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother-in-law, Gilbert Kruszka.
Friends may call at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday evening. A
parish wake service will be held at 6 p.m., led by Father Bill. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning at the
church, after 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy,
memorials may be made to Holy Family Memorial Hospice Program or to Alzheimers Research.
Marions family would like to extend a very special thank you to Holy Family Memorial Hospice Care Nurses, Ann, Peg and Arlene, and to Dr. Tracy Hoffman for all the compassionate care and kindness extended to Marion during her illness.
What words can adequately describe our sense of loss? You were always there for all of us and the emptiness in our lives will be forever.
We take comfort in knowing that your suffering has ended and that you are now at peace.
We will celebrate your life and remember happier days!
We love you.