Funeral services for Susan J. Ahern, 81, of Silvis, IL, will be 10 am Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline, IL. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Visitation will be 3-7 pm Tuesday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 2 pm. Mrs. Ahern passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at Aspen Care Center, Silvis.
Susan was born September 21, 1940, in Iowa City, IA, the daughter of Theodore and Guila (Billick) Jansen. She married John T. Ahern June 13, 1964, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Rock Island, IL. He passed away August 8, 2016.
Susan was raised in West Liberty, Iowa, on a family farm. Susan was a proud graduate of West Liberty High School class of 1959 and took great pride in helping organize and participate in many reunions with her classmates over the years. Susan graduated from St. Anthony’s Nurses College in 1962 and served as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years at Franciscan, Lutheran and Illini Hospital in the Illinois Quad Cities. Susan’s professionalism, bed side manner and compassionate patient care was a hallmark of her career, as well as many of the nurses that St. Anthony’s graduated into the profession.
Survivors include her children, Catherine (Bob) Clementi, Channahon, IL; Sean (Julie) Ahern, Clare, IL; Dennis (Lisa) Ahern, Waterloo, IA; Regina (Brian) Knobloch, Moline; Kevin (Amy) Ahern, Hampton, IL; Brian Ahern, Telluride, CO; Seamus (Amanda) Ahern, Bettendorf, IA; Guila (Adam) Bickford, Denver, CO; 28 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; siblings, James Jansen, Iowa City, IA, and Janelle (Roy) Nehas, Muscatine, IA; brother-in-law, Dr. James Ahern, Malvern, IA; sister-in-law, Judy McDonald, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; children Mary Colleen, Terrence, Michael,and Timothy (USMC); siblings, Ruth Ann Jansen and Janet Simmering.
Memorials may be made to Alleman High School or Black Hawk College School of Nursing.
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