Ann C. Thomas

June 2, 1931 - September 30, 2018

Ann C. Thomas


Belvidere, IL

Ann C. Thomas, 87, of Belvidere, IL died peacefully, Sunday morning, September 30, 2018.  Ann was born June 2, 1931 in Belvidere the daughter of Wilson “Bo” and Fay (Eis) Cain of Caledonia.  She graduated from Belvidere High School in 1949 and married Richard “Dick” Thomas on December 2, 1951.

Ann and Dick farmed on Shaw Rd where she lived, for over 65 years, and raised a family.  She was supportive of all thing’s family, including 4-H livestock, Boone County Fair and aviation, which led to the establishment of the now Poplar Grove Airport in 1972.  Although not a pilot she never hesitated to fly along with family and friends.  Ann loved spending time at the family cabin on Long Lake in northern Wisconsin where she had many friends.  Ann was a local election judge for over 40 years and a great historian, you could spend hours listening to her talk about Caledonia, Belvidere and Boone County’s past.

Ann is loved and will be missed by sons, Steve (Tina) Thomas of Poplar Grove and Bill Thomas of Rockford; grandchildren, Blake (Jen) Thomas, Lindsey Thomas of Poplar Grove and Austin (Katie) Thomas of California; sister, Nancy (Bob) Mohns; nieces, Christine Wahner and Charlotte Mohns; nephew, Carl (Cathy) Mohns.  Ann is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard and daughter, Linda.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday October 3, 2018 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  Private family burial will be at Belvidere Cemetery.  To share a remembrance please visit

Service Schedule

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday October 3, 2018 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.

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Ann was my cousin and always kept in touch with me and with other parts of the family. As a young man I spent time one summer living with Dick and Ann and helping around the farm. She was a wonderful and thoughtful person and I will miss her cards and letters.

Jim Buncher 2018-10-06T19:01:08

Thomas Family, it was such an honor to know Ann, she was a lady that had such pride in her family and the history of different generations and willing to share it with others. I was fortunate to spend some time with Ann and loved her like family, she will truly be missed. Hugs to the Thomas Family. Yvonne And Jeff Dreger

Yvonne Dreger 2018-10-03T14:54:20

Caledonia family friends remember picking up Ann with a rumble seat (two seats under trunk lid). (Look like fun…)

Sincerely Keith Ralston

Keith Ralston 2018-10-02T14:32:15

Our deepest sympathy to the Thomas family. Harold Albrecht & Virginia Tice

Harold Albrecht 2018-10-02T10:00:41

We are so sorry to hear about Ann’s passing. What a special lady! I am so glad I was able to spend time with her this past month. Lots of wonderful memories we have with the Thomas family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Nancy Turner Hearn 2018-10-01T14:16:24

So going to miss my dear friend Annie. Such a sweet lady. The memories will keep us all going. With deepest sympathy to the family. Until we meet again dear friend. Love Kathy Mechler

Kathy Mechler 2018-10-01T14:11:27

We have all been blessed by our parents guidance, love and support for many years. Hard to see their generation leave but happy for all the family memories. We’ll miss them all. Glad your parents and sister are together again.

John and Candy Wolf 2018-10-01T10:57:04

Dear Steve, Tina, Bill and family, Ann was such a special lady. I’m glad I was able to visit with her a few Christmases ago. She had many loved ones welcoming her home. Love you, Lor.

Lorel Nilsen 2018-10-01T10:26:36


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