Known to many as “Amy”, passed away in the comfort of her own home on Thursday morning, January 28, 2015. Amy was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on August 24, 1942, daughter of the late John and Ruth (Howland) Lundstrom. John was a Navy man who was stationed in many places, but took his retirement while living here in Appleton, and Amy graduated from Appleton West High School. She went on to attend the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where she earned her teaching degree. On February 17, 1973, she married Brian Jahn and together the couple shared nearly forty-two years together, and raised two sons. Those who knew Amy, knew her real love was for the children. And so, for forty one years, she taught them. Kindergarteners. Always. First at Jackson School in Appleton for two years, and then for thirty-nine more years at Highlands Elementary School. During her years at Highlands, she became well known for pioneering the mainstreaming of disabled children into the classroom. Her room became a model for others nation-wide. With her love for the youth, she also was part of G.A.P.P., Boy Scouts, as well as the Appleton Boy Choir. She loved to travel and saw much of the world.
She is survived by her husband: Brian Jahn of Appleton; two sons: Alan (Maria) Jahn of Plymouth and their sons Gavin and Griffin; and Tyler (Beverly) Jahn of Wrightstown and their children Elliott and Gwendolyn. She is also survived by her in-laws: Lela (Don Bayer) Jahn of San Francisco; Marilee Jahn of Green Bay; and Jeffrey Jahn of Green Bay. Amy was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws: Donald and Dolores (Miller) Jahn; a sister-in-law: Carol Jahn; and twin grandchildren: Ruth and David.
The funeral service for Amy will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 100 W. Capitol Drive in Appleton, with Rev. Mark Klaisner officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the church on Saturday from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service. Memories of Amy may be shared by visiting www.wichmannfargo.com.
Perhaps Amy can best be honored by the legacy she left in her classroom. She was the teacher with the exotic animals and the special holiday clothing ensembles. And everyone will always remember her for her “colors” and the fact that she could dress to match absolutely any color in the crayon box. Her memory will be treasured by all who knew and loved her.