Ann Parker Spence
Dec. 13, 1945 — March 21, 2016
Ann Parker Spence, of Hartland, found peace on the morning of March 21, 2016, at AngelsGrace Hospice Center in Oconomowoc.
Ann was born on Dec. 13, 1945, in Milwaukee, and lived in Menomonee Falls until she was 7, when the family moved to their home on Beaver Lake. Ann attended Arrowhead High School, where in additional to being an honor student, she enjoyed cheerleading and the company of her many friends. She went on to attend UW-Madison, and then completed dental assistant training at Marquette University. After graduation she practiced in Dover, Del., where she had moved with her husband, Jeff, who was serving in the military.
After moving back to Wisconsin, she continued working in the dental profession until the birth of her first child. In addition to being a loving mother, she also pursued her passions for sewing, painting, gardening and critters — especially dogs. She was an accomplished seamstress designing custom patchwork jackets for friends, using her creative abilities to make each one unique. As a talented artist, later in life she pursued her passion and found much joy in creating fiber art and acrylic paintings.
Ann is survived by her children, Kelly (Paul) Pagel and Peter Spence; grandchildren, Sarah and Jack Pagel; siblings, Robert (Elizabeth) Parker, Joan (Ray) Unrein, and Richard (Vagner) Parker along with niece Ellen (Tony) Kemnitz and nephew Thomas (Pauline) Parker. She was preceded in death by her parents, John R. and Roberta C. Parker and nephew Karl Unrein.
A memorial service is being held on Saturday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. at Evert-Luko Funeral Home. A gathering for family and friends will be at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Humane Animal Welfare Society in Waukesha or the Karl John Unrein Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Evert-Luko Funeral Home, 170 Warren Ave., Hartland, is serving the family. For more information, call 262-367-2156 or visit www.evertlukofuneralhome.com.