Frances Ann Pfarr

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Frances Pfarr(Frances) Ann Pfarr age 72 of Walnut Grove passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at her home after a battle with cancer.  Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 2 at English Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.  Burial is in Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ann was born December 16, 1941 in Walnut Grove, Minnesota to Richard and Wenonah (Rossing) Thompson.  She graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1959.  Ann married Ralph Thielges on November 14, 1959.  She was very active in her community where she was licensed to provide foster care.  She became caregiver to her three great-granddaughters.  Ann was a member of the Red Hat Ladies Society and English Lutheran Church.  On April 10, 1974 Ann married William Pfarr.  She was involved with the Girl Scouts for 25 years, served on the ECFE Board for several years, and on the Parent Council for Head Start.  Ann was Western Community Action Volunteer of the Year in 2012.  Ann loved kids, believed in them, and provided encouragement to them.  She sacrificed to provide for others.  Ann was very selfless and always cared first for others.

Ann is survived by her children: Randal (Jane) Thielges of Royalton, Julie (Chris) Hughes of Minneapolis, Dan (Crystal) Pfarr of Springfield, Dale (Carmelita) Pfarr of Tracy, and Darel Pfarr of Marshall; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings: Cathy (Bill) Pastor of San Francisco, CA, Ronald (Claris) Thompson of Minnetonka, and Gary (Darlene) Thompson of Luck, WI; and many other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill Pfarr , brother Terry, great-grandson Dakota Harris.

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  1. Dan Peterson says:

    So sorry about Ann’s death. Her fight was long and courageous. She was always a friendly, upbeat, and caring person to all. She will be sadly missed. My condolences to all of her family and friends.
    Dan Peterson

  2. Mario and Manuel - Houston, TX says:

    We will remember Ann’s warm, smiling face and her generous demeanor. We will keep the Pfarr family and friends in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Gods Blessings.

  3. Theresa Wills says:

    So sorry to hear about Aunt Ann’s passing. I will remember her fondly. Keeping her family in my prayers.

  4. Marcie Burnett says:

    So sorry to see her go. My girls have some very fun memories because she was their scout leader. Wonderful lady!

  5. Clint and Addy Stensrud says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Ann. Our apologies for not being able be there for her memorial service. – Clint and Addy Stensrud.

  6. Mike Simmert says:

    Dale, So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. You and your family are in our prayers.

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