Marilyn Sue Jahn

PORTAGE – Marilyn Sue Jahn, age 61, of Portage, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at Aspirus Divine Savior Hospital.

Marilyn was born on October 23, 1961, in Alva, Oklahoma, the daughter of Virgil and Gladys (Abbott) Chance. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage, where she was involved in Women’s Christian Ministry, especially Thirsty Soul’s Bible Study.  Marilyn served as a Junior and Senior Youth Director for 8+ years.  She also served in many capacities on the church evangelism board and was involved in many Bible Studies.  She had taught gymnastics for many years.  Together with her husband and family, Marilyn owned and operated Two Rivers Signs in Portage.  Her focus was on family and ministry.

She is survived by her husband, Ken; her children, Nicholas (Lindsey) Jahn and Jesse Jahn;  her step-sons, Ryan Jahn and Joseph (Katie) Jahn;  her grandchildren, Trystan and Bristol Jahn;  her foster daughter, Tessica Miettinen and her two girls, Keira and Kelsey, and their father, Ron Fallier;  her parents, Virgil and Gladys Chance;  her siblings, Linda (Larry) Klosiewski and Joe (Shirley) Chance; other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her daughters, Witney Rae and Stephanie Ruth, her brother, Jimmy, and her daughter-in-law, Crystal Jahn.  

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage, with the Rev. Greg Hovland officiating.  Inurnment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, at a later date.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, monies will be distributed for a memorial for Marilyn.

The Pflanz Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.