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Mary Magdaline Kleinbrook Ahonen


RIPON, Wis. — Mary Magdaline Kleinbrook Ahonen entered eternal life peacefully with her family at her side on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.

Born in Ironwood, Mich., on Aug. 14, 1920, to Joseph and Harriet Kleinbrook, Mary married Donald E. Ahonen on Sept. 1, 1941.

Mary is survived by her three children, Donald T. Ahonen (Susan), of Markesan, Jeanne Klotz (Michael), of Appleton, and Margery Mackin (Tim), of Wakefield, Mich .; her brother, Joseph Kleinbrook, Northbrook, Ill .; her seven grandchildren, Cynthia Haasl (Brent), Forrest Ahonen (Maki), Thomas S. Ahonen (Kendall), Brian Klotz (Lisa), Margery Beck (Steven), Milo Lipson (Mai) and Eva Lipson; and her four great-grandchildren, Dillon Haasl, Alyx Haasl, Travis Klotz and Justice Webb-Ahonen; and Eli and Hannah.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E .; her parents, Joseph and Harriet Kleinbrook; her four sisters, Jeanne Kleinbrook, Ione Comparin, Ivaleen Thomas and Vaughn Hill; one brother, William Kleinbrook; and one great-grandson, Timothy Klotz.

Mary attended Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood and continued her studies at Northwest Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis, where she earned her degree in clinical laboratory as an x-ray technician.

Mary and Donald lived in Ironwood, Fond du Lac and Stuart, Fla.

No matter where Mary and Donald lived, they loved playing golf together. They exceled at golf, in fact they both boasted the accomplishment of a hole-in-one. Mary also enjoyed serving her church in any way that she could. Donald and Mary were devoted Christians and brought their children to God at early ages. She loved to paint, needle point, garden and loved to bake. She was a wonderful loving mother and will be greatly missed by her family.

A private family funeral service for Mary will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Terrace Shores Evangelical Free Church in Markesan. Mary will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Donald, at Forest Hills Cemetery in Palm City, Fla.

The family requests that memorials be directed to: Terrace Shores Church, W3278 County Road K, Markesan, WI 53946.

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