Donna Vaughn (Kirchoff) Ahern, Janesville, WI (1935-2013)

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

July 24, 1935 - October 27, 2013

Donna Vaughn (Kirchoff) Ahern, of Janesville, WI, born July 24, 1935, to William C. Kirchoff and Margaret (DePold) Kirchoff, was born into eternal life with her loving family surrounding her on Oct. 27, 2013. Donna was a loving, kindhearted, fun-loving spirit who was fiercely loyal to those that were fortunate to call her family or friend. She was employed as a executive secretary by numerous area businesses, eventually retiring from the Boston Store. Donna married John (Red) Ahern on May 10, 1968. They had many years together, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends over the years in Adams Friendship WI, Green Valley AZ, and Janesville, WI.

Donna is survived by her husband, John Ahern; son, Mark Ludois and wife, Kimberlee Bell Ludois, grandchildren, Nathan (Rachel) Ludois and Emily (Nathan) Wallman; great-grandchildren: Conner Wallman, Madelynn Wallman and Mason Wallman; Son, Scott Ludois, wife, Tammy Ludois, grandchildren, Amanda Ludois and Jacquelyn Ludois. Donna is also survived by two special nieces, Cindy Eagle and Wendy Klocke, who's loving care over the last year has been so appreciated. She is also survived by many close and very special friends, along with her beloved Yorkie, Katie. Donna was predeceased by her parents, William and Margaret Kirchoff; grandparents: Elsie and William Kirchoff, Amanda and Fred Depold; and adored canines, Ceaser, Gus and Lil'Moe.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Agrace HospiceCare as well as to her two special caregivers

for all of their wonderful care.

A visitation will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, with a Celebration of Life Service at 3 p.m. Saturday.

 Angels Among Us

An angel ascended to heaven tonight

Free from the constraints of her earthly being.

She slipped past her loved ones as they said goodbye

And traveled the light path that beckoned her soul.

While her past lay before her, she searched through the years

Of tragedy and triumph, of love and regret.

She had said her goodbyes and made her amends,

Her lessons well learned and a life well lived,

A legacy of love for those left behind.

Catching a moonbeam, she soared through the stars.

Closer to heaven and those that await.

A beautiful reunion with those she had loved

Having journeyed before her and traveled their light.

She will bask in the glory of her newfound awareness

While she awaits her earthbound loved ones to call

With outstretched arms as our angel she will wait

To guide us home safely as we soar through the stars

and catch our own moonbeam until safe in her arms.

Kimberlee Bell Ludois


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