Ann Lois Orchard

Sept. 6, 1933 - Feb. 12, 2007

Ann Lois Orchard, 73, of Palmyra, passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at the home of her daughter, Holly, with her loving family by her side.

She was born Sept. 6, 1933, in Jefferson County, a daughter of Harold and Leona Orchard.

Ann loved to be around people, whether it was at one of her jobs like the Palmyra school kitchen, the Nite Cap Inn and Old World Wisconsin, or at her church with her church family and prayer group. She enjoyed spending time with family whether traveling, visiting or just sharing a phone call. She loved to go for rides, stop by for lunch and be home early for bed.

She is survived by her children, Holly (Gary) of Oconomowoc, Sue (Dave) of Malone, Cindy of Milton, Carrie (Tim) of Appleton and Chad (Paula) of Marquette; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her loving siblings, Dean (Monica) of Caulfield, Mo., and John, Liz and Jen (Harold) of Palmyra. Also surviving her are nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Jared.

Condolences can be made to the family from 10:30 a.m. until the noon memorial service Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Palmyra Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Arrangements are entrusted to Mealy’s Funeral Service, Eagle. The funeral home can be reached by calling 594-2442.

Our mother was a strong, independent woman who died in peace with grace and dignity. The family would like to give thanks to everyone for their thoughts, visits, cards, prayers, food and phone calls. Ann appreciated everyone’s support.