OBITUARY

Anita M Thorsbakken

Passed away on January 3, 2019

Anita Marie (Fields) Thorsbakken 2/10/1959-1/3/2019 Anita Thorsbakken , 59, of Rockford, passed away January 3, 2019. Anita is remembered as having a heart bigger than she was; she always worried about others before herself. She loved to spend her time as a helping hand to those around her and was a constant source of support to those she loved. Anita was a loving wife to Leonard, and they spent 43 years in marriage together. In her free time she loved gardening and tending to her flowers. Anita had a creative talent and enjoyed crafting of all kinds. She was a loving Mommy and Nana to her children and grandchildren and will be missed by so many. Anita is survived by her husband; Leonard Thorsbakken III, children; Leonard IV and Richard Thorsbakken, Lillian Fields and Sherri Preston, grandson; Branden Elmer and Steven Fields, siblings; Bobby J. (Anita) Fields, Carl Fields, Penny (Paul) Wilson, Johnny (Debbie) Fields, Kenny (Shannon) Fields, sisters by marriage; Paulette Edwards, Susan Schmidt, Mary (Jan) Cilderman, and Sally Pruitt, Diana (Eric) Fields, grand-daughter by marriage; Carmen (Jack) Craig, and 4 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. She is predeceased by her parents; Nina and Richard Beilfuss, mother and father by marriage; Leonard and Geri Thorsbakken, her son; Jeremy, sister; Polly Wilson, sisters by marriage; Alta Derry, and Ann Peterson, brothers by marriage; Duane “Smitty” Schmidt, and Robin “Butch” Pruitt, grandparents; Pauline and Herman Gregg and her grandmother and grandfather Beilfuss. A memorial service for Anita is scheduled for 2/10/19 at 2 pm, with Stacey Vaughn officiating, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park IL 61115. A visitation will be held at 1 pm until the time of service. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Northern Illinois Hospice and Charlene Reader for their care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to donate to a charity in Anita's memory at a later date.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, February 10, 2019
REMEMBERING

Anita M Thorsbakken

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Sandy Darr

February 7, 2019

Anita was the best neighbor and friend ever, We would plant flowers togeather, I loved coloring her hair because when you got to the back of her neck it tickled her and she would just laugh. I loved her laugh, Nita was such a loving person. We had alot of laughs, She loved her family so much. I miss these last few years not seeing her. The boys would come to my house alot, I loved them all. R.I.P. Anita. You are missed.

Julia Kurth

February 5, 2019

There are 2 many 2 pick just 1. My aunt anita was a amazing aunt always making sure me and my children had what we needed of we ever did. She took me in when i was pregnant with my oldest son and was so in love with all 3 of my kids and they loved her back so very much. I dont know what 2 say, im lost for words except i will love and miss you forever R.I.P aunt anita

Sharon Howard

February 5, 2019

I will miss Anita a lot. She was a great friend and a loving mom. I always gave her a lot of credit for taking care of her boys Lenny and Richie and my granddaughter Lilly.

Carmen Craig

February 5, 2019

Anita was an inspiring woman who touched the lives of many people. I'm blessed to have known her and to call her family. We will miss you deeply grandma!
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