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Anna L. Fohrman
(07-04-1930 - 02-24-2018)

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Anna Lorraine Fohrman Born July 4th 1930 in Elgin, Illinois, the youngest daughter of Peter and Clara Gehrig of Niederuzwil, Switzerland, passed away Saturday, February 24th 2018 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Visitation and burial will be private. Anna had worked for many local Elgin businesses during her life, including McBride’s Drug store, Gromer’s Market & Potter’s Restaurant, but is best known for the many years she worked as a waitress at the Candy Cane Restaurant in Elgin. Her tireless and selfless commitment to her children continued throughout her life. She loved to garden, cook, and enjoy the company of her family and friends. She also loved to fly-fish in northern Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her sisters Clara Barber, Hilda Scholl and her brothers Emil (Mike), Alvin, Peter, and Edwin Gehrig. Survivors include her inseparable fiancé of 51 years Monroe (Butch) Shales, her children Linda Thrun, Sandra Jabaut, and Scott Fohrman, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and innumerable friends. All services private. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com. 

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