Ann M. Thorson


Ann M. Thorson, age 66 of New London, passed away Monday morning, March 22, at Bethesda Grand in Willmar following her ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 29, at the Church of Saint Mary’s in Willmar, Minnesota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to the Kandiyohi Humane Society to support Ann’s passion and love for animals, or to The Link community group in New London Spicer.

Service to others and devotion to her family and friends were the common threads that made Ann who she was. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and cooking comfort foods for all her family and friends. She had a fond love for all animals and cherished the time together with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was excellent in everything she did, from her work to her gardens, to cooking. She had a special gift for making all people feel welcome and loved. She put her whole heart into everything she did and everyone she touched.

She is survived by three children, Aaron (and Carmelia Ayala) Lippold of Ashburn, VA., Valerie (and Chris) Walstrom of Belgrade and Josh (and Michelle) Patton of Arlington, VA; and seven grandchildren; two brothers, Phil (and Jill) Bonham of Webster and Tim Bonham of Minneapolis, and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Rick in 2015.

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