June 30, 2010
414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 7/5/2010 16:00:00
New Washington OH 44854 7/6/2010 11:00:00
Violet W. Aichholz, age 88, resident of New Washington, Ohio, passed on to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at her home. She was born on November 7, 1921 in Seattle, Washington to the late John and Cora (Reuss) Carlson. They traveled thru Oregon and Washington several years to her father’s work and settled in Portland, Oregon when her youngest brother started school. Violet attended Commerce High School graduating with a two year business college degree. She worked for the 13th District Army Engineers Office during WWII. She married Ron Aichholz in Seattle on February 14, 1945. After the war, they came to New Washington where Ron started his business “Ron’s Electric” after working for Leon Shell for two years. Violet worked with Ron as Secretary and “go-fer” for the business.
Violet was a very active member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She had been elected District 5 President for two years and was Unit Secretary for 59 years. She joined Crawford County Salon #389 Eight and Forty and held all elective offices being Petit Chapeau and then Pouvoir Member, went thru all elective offices of Departemental being Chapeau Departemental and then Pouvoir Member National. She went thru all electives offices in National and was Chapeau Nationale. Violet attended many La Marches National and Auxiliary National Conventions throughout the United States.
She is survived by her sister, Coralie Berry of Mesa, Arizona; four nephews, Duane (Linda) Aichholz of New Washington, Paul (Linda) Aichholz of Belividere, IL; Steven Willet of Portland, OR. and Gary Willet of Redmond, WA; four nieces, Sharon (Bill) Houseworth of Shelby, Donna Jean (Vince) DiLoreto of Englewood, CO; Cynthia (Duane) Inmon of Portland, OR. and Maryann Graw of Beaverton, OR; numerous great nieces and nephews, a cousin, Eugene (Carol) Aichholz of Attica; and friend, Elyline Scweitzer of Landers,CA.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Ronald Aichholz, who died Feb. 23, 2007; a brother, Walter Carlson; and a sister, Muriel Willett.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio on Monday, July 5, 2010 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Washington with Reverend Joseph Bartczak officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Joh’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation or the St. John’s Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Vi was a special person and we were privileged to have enjoyed her friendship through the 20 years. Her laugh was infectious and she will be missed at the Eight and Forty functions. Peace be with the family. May you find comfort in Vi’s precious memories.
Vi was such a dear person, I will certainly miss seeing her at 8/40 functions. She was an inspiration to new partners and so helpfull. You all have my condolences and sympathy at this trying time. God Bless.
Vi has been an inspiration to me and to all of her partners in Central Division. Through her dedication to the Eight and Forty many special children have been helped. On a personnal note,I count myself as having been very privialged to have known and worked with Vi. A special service will be held at National La Marche in memory of her years and service to the organization.
On behalf of the Partners from Departemental de South Dakota we extend our prayers, love and deepest sympathy. Violet will certainly be missed by all.
How sorry we are to learn that we have lost another of our dear, dear friends.
Vi was someone you could always count on.
Our love and prayers.
Miriam & Mel Junge
Vi was a very active member of the American Legion Auxiliary and both a role model and mentor to the Partners of the 8 ET 40. She will be sorely missed.
Martha Lee Thatcher
American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Ohio
Stark County Salon #335
La Petite Chapeau
Vi will surely be missed and has our prayers and thoughts from all Legionnaires in the 5th District and Fremont Post 121 and its Auxiliary members. May she rest in peace. Mike Davey,
The American Legion Department of Ohio Chaplain