Anna Marie Thorp

March 18, 1951January 9, 2021

Anna Marie (Dose) Thorp, age 69, formerly of Streator, Illinois was called home to her Heavenly Father Saturday, January 9, 2021. To all who knew her, Ann was a gentle and kind soul with tremendous faith in God.

Ann was born March 18, 1951 in Spring Valley, Illinois to Albert and Kay (Stenzel) Dose. She graduated from Lostant High School in 1969. Ann earned her Licensed Practical Nursing certificate after high school and later earned her Associate in Nursing degree from Illinois Valley Community College in 1991.

Ann married Robert "Bob" Thorp in October 1974 in Streator, Illinois. She was blessed with her two sons, who she cherished and adored. She later married Mark Vissering and they shared over 10 years of marriage.

Ann was a devout Catholic and dedicated parishioner at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Golden Valley, Minnesota. She had a passion for daily prayer, often praying the rosary. Her prayer book was always close by.

Ann spent her life in service to others. She worked in the nursing field for over 50 years. It was her life’s mission to tirelessly care for others. She retired from Heritage Manor in Streator, Illinois in 2016.

After retirement, Ann moved to Robbinsdale, Minnesota. To everyone’s dismay in Minnesota, Ann continued to root for her beloved Green Bay Packers. She loyally played Publisher’s Clearinghouse since 1978 and was “still waiting for the Prize Patrol to award her millions.”

Ann wished for everyone to know she loved her family very much. Her most cherished times were spent with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed an active and very organized lifestyle. She spent considerable time with her sister, Marge, gardening, landscaping, and basically anything Margie wanted her to do.

Ann earned many aliases throughout her life. She was “Lulu” to her aunt Marcia, “Granny Annie” to her grandchildren, “Uber Annie” to her great nieces and nephew, “Annie Banannie”, and “Ethel” to her “Lucy” (sister Marge).

Ann was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Kay Dose. She is profoundly missed by her sons, David (Jessica Spannbauer) Thorp of St. Louis Park, MN and John (Erin) Thorp of Streator, Illinois; two grandsons, Paxson and Pryor Thorp; two granddaughters, Savannah and Madilynn Thorp; her sisters, Marjorie (Darryl) Riemenschneider, Diane (Richard) Strack, Barbara (Charlie) Diss, and Virginia (Dave) Black; her brothers, Robert Dose, Thomas (Vicki) Dose, and Paul Dose; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends.

A memorial service and Mass of Christian Burial and Rite of Committal and Interment will be celebrated in the spring in Lostant, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring her memory by making a donation to the Anna Marie Thorp Nursing Scholarship at Illinois Valley Community College by calling (815) 224-0551.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Sheryl Cate

January 17, 2021

She was a wonderful woman she will be greatly missed. My sympathy to her family.

Judy Dose

January 17, 2021

I wish to give my condolences and sympathy to all of the Family,
I feel so lucky that I was able to have a long talk with Anna this past month. I was hoping to see her in the next couple of months when she came down to see her grandchildren and other family members. I was so sad when I heard the news of her passing. So many memories of our time growing up in Lostant and also of "the girls from the class of 1969" getting together.
With a sad heart Judy Dose

Pamela Schobert

January 16, 2021

A beautiful tribute to Anna, as said, she was one of the good ones and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Lostant is a small town and the high school was small that everyone knew each other, Anna was 1 year older than me, but did not matter, we were all friends, Anna was truly a lovely lady, inside and out!

Lori Carbone

January 16, 2021

Anna will be missed by so many...she was a kind and beautiful lady. She always had a beautiful smile on her face. My condolances and prayers to her family and friends🙏🙏❤

Missy Hammack

January 14, 2021

We would like to express our deepest sympathies to Anna's family. May you feel God's mighty presence near you as He gives you peace and comfort. Hold on to the wonderful memories you hold so dear!❤ Sending our Love ~Missy, Allan and Gabe Hammack

Marc Konwinski

January 14, 2021

We are so very to hear about Anna. We are thinking and praying for your family.❤️🙏🏼 God Bless Anna and your family!

The Marc Konwinski Family


January 14, 2021

Please accept our sincere condolences
May God give peace and comfort
to you and family
Anna was very good friend
and coworker
Teresa and Stefan Pazur

Donna (Bare) Spurlin

January 14, 2021

To Anna's Family, Anna was such a sweet person, caring and unassuming and a great friend. We are all so fortunate to have had her in our lives. We are now without "one of the good ones". I was one of the group in the Class of 1969 and treasured our times together while in school and as adults. Her smile lit up the room. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I know you will help each other get through it all with your memories. Condolences Donna Bare Spurlin

Pamela Schaefer

January 13, 2021

I’m very sorry for your loss. I was in school in the grade as Anna. I remember how kind and funny she was. Meeting with her and some other girls from my class was a wonderful time. Anna was a good friend. Bless her.
Pamela Schaefer.