Janell B. Ahlin, 85, of Amery, WI, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2019, at Willow Ridge Healthcare.
Janell was born September 20, 1933, in Dickens, TX, to Edward and Emma Berset. At the age of three, she moved to Cloquet, MN. She was a 1951 graduate of Cloquet High School and obtained her bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State in 1956. She received her master’s degree from River Falls in 1971.
Janell was united in marriage to Gerald J. Ahlin on August 17, 1957.
She was a physical education teacher until the last 12 years of her career when she was a guidance counselor. Throughout her career, she taught at Esko, MN, Clear Lake, WI, and Amery, WI. While at Amery, Janell coached girls’ volleyball and track, and started all three girls’ sports programs.
Janell enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, going to the cabin and traveling. Many memorable times were spent with family. She was known as the aunt with the tears of love.
She is survived by husband Gerald and sisters Virginia Morell and Maxine Hennum, sisters-in-law Roberta Faragher and Janice Berset, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ernest, Walter and Edward; and four sisters, Louise, Marion, Katherine and Billie (Florene).
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Amery, WI. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Diabetes and Cancer Societies.