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Anna Marie Thomas, age 93, passed away Friday at her residence.  She was born in Conde, SD; September 11, 1923, daughter of the late Alphonse and Veronica (Nee:Thielen) Koenig.

On July 26, 1943, in Los Angeles, CA, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Leonard Thomas, prior to his being deployed to the Pacific Theatre, WWII.  Anna worked at Oster Manufacturing, was a manager of Merle Norman Cosmetics, and later worked at the Case Corporation.   A woman of strong faith, she was an active member of St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church; serving the church in many capacities over the years. She was also a member of the UAW Local 180 Retirees where she served on the election and community meals committees, and the Belle City Seniors whom she served as entertainment chairman.

Anna loved music. She played piano and accordion by ear and entertained as well as led many sing-a-longs for years throughout the community. She and Leonard were honored to be members of the Knights and Ladies of Columbus, Council #697, where they made treasured friends. Anna was blessed with many kind neighbors whom she dearly loved. Anna was a wonderful homemaker and hostess.  She especially enjoyed baking and sharing the products of her efforts with family and friends.

Time spent with family was most treasured.  Weekend gatherings with sisters’ families, in younger years, and visits with daughters and their families were memorable events.

Surviving are her daughters, Patricia A. (Robert) Garin of MN, Leonora M. (James) Nehmer, Monica M. Thomas, both of Racine, Mary Beth (Darrell) Tukua of MN; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Richard Martin, her grandson and wife, Lorne and Renee Martin, her sisters and spouses: Cecilia (Myron) Jones, Veronica (Francis) Thomas, Theresa (Louie) DiGregorio; Leonard’s siblings and their spouses, as well as several nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, 803 Main Street, 1-3 p.m. Parish Rosary will be prayed at 3. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m., at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church, 3100 95th St. Sturtevant; Reverend Javier Guativa officiating.  Private interment will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery.  Memorials to St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church or the Eternal Word Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Rd, Irondale, AL, 35210 have been suggested.

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