Viola Grace Quasny Halley, Janesville, WI (1918-2013)
July 23, 1918 - October 31, 2013
Viola Grace Quasny Halley, age 95, of Janesville, went to her eternal home on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Huntington Place. She was born in Mt. Carroll, IL, on July 23, 1918, to the late Benjamin and Carrie (Barkdoll) Frey. Her life centered on her family, friends, church, and her love of Jesus, and on learning and teaching. Viola received a Master's degree in Education from UW-Whitewater and taught Business Education and English at Milton and Wilmont High Schools, as well as Janesville Vocational School and Daytona Beach Community College. She tutored and coached individuals after school and in her home for many years, always finding great joy in growth and development of her students. She had a generous heart and cared for several sick and elderly friends and family members over the years. Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other holidays were a big part of Viola's life; her home was always the central gathering place for family holiday meals and family reunions were very important events in her life as they kept the family connected. Viola loved to travel and after retiring, made several trips within the U.S. and Europe with her late husband, Robert Halley. Her first husband, Paul E. Quasny, also preceded her in death and was the father of three of her children: Paulette McMillin of Janesville, David Quasny of Milton, and Karen (Dan Williams) Quasny of Elkins, WV.
Among the loved ones who will cherish loving memories, in addition to her children are one brother, Elmer (Arlene) Frey of Johnson Creek; four grandchildren: Todd (Julie) McMillin, Mike (Sheila) McMillin, Stephanie (Dan) Cullen and Stacey (Cody) DeWeese; seven great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, 302 N. Parker Dr., Janesville, with Rev. Bond Haldeman officiating. A visitation will be held on Monday from 11 until 12 Noon at the CHURCH. Interment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family. For on-line condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com