Anna C. Faron, 103, of Brookings, passed away peacefully May 4, 2012.
Anna was born July 17, 1908 in Lithuania. In 1913, Anna, at age 5, sailed to the U.S., with her mother Teofilia, on the ocean liner Lusitania. They entered the United States through Ellis Island and traveled directly to the south side of Chicago where they joined her father, Frank, who had preceded them in their arrival.
She went to All Saints grammar school, and at age 18 began working for Sherwin-Williams. She worked there as a color matcher for 40 years.
While at Sherwin-Williams she met and, in 1929, married Stanley John Faron. She raised two children – a son and a daughter. Vacations were spent in Eagle River and Hayward, in Wisconsin, where Anna became an avid fisherwoman.
After her husband’s death in 1970, Anna moved from Chicago to Addison, Ill., where she became an active member of the Senior Citizen’s Association and a member of St. Joseph’s Church.
She lived independently in Addison and still drove at the age of 95.
In 2004, she moved with her daughter Carol and son-in-law Gerald to Brookings.
Anna enjoyed the sunny days, her garden and her cats Cleo and Kitty.
Anna is survived by her son Richard and his wife Helen; her daughter Carol and her husband Gerald Wulkowicz. She had two grandsons: Richard and his wife Liz, and McAllister and his wife Julia. Anna also had two great-grandsons, Sean and Joseph, who called her “GG.”
Anna’s last journey will be back home to Illinois for services and burial beside her husband and mother.
Submitted by the family.