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Mary Janet Wahl, 95 formerly of Sterling, IL died Monday July 29, 2019 at Halifax Health and Hospice.

She was born on January 12, 1924 in Dixon, IL the daughter of George and Helen (Ryan) McKenney. She married Warren P. Wahl on November 7, 1944 in Dixon. While a Sterling resident she was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Survivors include her son Jim (Debby) Wahl of Sioux Falls, SD; her daughter Theresa Wahl of Ormond Beach, FL; her sister Elizabeth Herrmann; 2 grandchildren: Lance (Joel Maloof) Wahl and Adam (Lindsay) Wahl; and 5 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband Warren P. Wahl in 1981; 2 sisters: Kathleen Nickles and Helen Reeser; 1 brother Edward McKenney; her grandson Thomas Michael Wahl in 1977.

Visitation will be held on Saturday August 3, 2019 from 10-11 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. Funeral services will follow at 11 AM with the Reverend James Keenan, Pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church officiating. Burial to conclude at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Volusia County Hospice and Palliative Care