Virginia (Olson) Jahn

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Virginia (Olson) Jahn, 94 of Somers and formerly of East Longmeadow, Mass., passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Evergreen Healthcare Center in Stafford Springs.

Virginia was born in Springfield on June 18, 1919, the daughter of the late Erik and Alma Olson. She was a graduate of the High School of Commerce, Class of 1936. Virginia married her husband, Earl W. Jahn, in 1944, and together they worked side by side in the Jahn Pattern and Foundry business in Chicopee. After 50 years of marriage her beloved husband Earl passed away in 1994. Virginia remained as treasurer and owner of Jahn Foundry until its acquisition by Atchison Casting Corporation in 1997. Virginia was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in East Longmeadow and a member of the Longmeadow Country Club and the Somers Historical Society. She enjoyed many years of golf and boating with her husband. Virginia was a loyal supporter of many charities and worthy causes.

In addition to her parents and husband she was also predeceased by a brother, Walter A. Olson. Virginia is survived by a dear friend Donna and her husband, Augusto, and their daughter, Milena, with whom she lived; a dear friend Andrzej of Stafford; brother-in-law Arthur Jahn and his wife, Carol, and their children, Stephen and William, all of Wilbraham, Mass.; and a sister-in-law Ruth Petrie of East Longmeadow and her children, Norma, Billy, and John.

Family and friends are invited to a funeral home service on Friday, March 21, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen St., Springfield. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Park Cemetery, 895 Parker St., Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made in Virginia's memory to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 181 Elm Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028; or the .

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 21 to Mar. 25, 2014