Born: December 11, 1920
Died: April 24, 2014
Alice B. Jolin, age 93 years, of Marion passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Pine Manor Health Care Center, Embarrass.
Alice and her twin brother George was born on December 11, 1920 to Herman and Theresa (Strelow) Fuhrman in Bowler, WI. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church, Bowler. Alice graduated from Bowler High School in 1938 and continued her education at Teacher’s College in Oshkosh. She was united in marriage to James R. Jolin on August 31, 1940 at St. Mathew’s. The couple spent most of their married life living in Marion. James preceded his wife in death on March 13, 1984. Alice worked at JBM Clothing Store in Marion and at the Marion State Bank for some years. The couple was blessed with four children including a set of twins. Alice was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Marion, and served in many church activities prior to her deteriorating health and vision. She enjoyed cooking, baking, refinishing furniture, gardening, music, traveling, reading, and in recent years listening to books on tape. Alice especially loved visiting with her family and friends.
Alice was very proud of the fact that she was able to live in her home for as long as she did. At the end, she folded her hands and said “I’m ready to go home.” Her faith was always her biggest strength. We don’t say goodbye to our mother, but see you later. In the words of Alice Jolin….“It is what it is.”
Survivors include her 4 children; John (Dolly) Jolin of Neenah, Tom (Marianne) Jolin of Gettysburg, PA, Mary (Mike Schlender) Jolin of Clintonville, and Carol (Dr. Don) McDowell of Alexandria, LA. There are 8 grandchildren; Aaron (Maribel) Jolin, Martin Jolin, Fran Jolin, Gabe (Jungmin) Jolin, Andrew (Ginger) McDowell, Ann (Steve) Childs, Tim McDowell, and Katherine McDowell. There are 5 great grandchildren; Lindsay Hurley, Haylle Hurley, David Jolin, Estella Jolin, and Tennessee Childs. There are 2 great-great grandchildren, Aaron Hurley and Lucia Thorson. Alice is further survived by a brother-in-law, David Austin of Little Chute, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James, two sisters, Esther (Arlie) Long and Edna Austin, two brothers, Arnold Fuhrman and her twin brother George (Birdie) Fuhrman, and two grandchildren, Jodi Hurley and Theresa Jolin.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 28th at 11:00 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church, Marion. Rev. Bradley Dokken will officiate and burial will be at Union Cemetery, Tigerton. Friends may call on Monday from 10:00 AM until time of service at the church. The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Marion, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent via www.beil-didier.com.
The Jolin Family would like to thank the caring staff at Pine Manor, Unity Hospice, especially Patti, Dr. Cynthia Egan, Rita Braund PA-C, Brad & Amy Radtke, Dan & Mary Tews, Pat Krueger, Bill & Joan Mengert, Jackie Suehring, and her many friends that often visited her.