(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.