Ann M. Mockler, age 90, of Hayward, WI passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Water’s Edge Care Center in Hayward.
Ann Marie (Thorp) Mockler was born on March 30th, 1930 to Hilda and Harry Thorp in Hayward. The second of three children she was a tom boy who loved to tell the story of how she was the only girl on the baseball team while attending Kinnamon School. After graduating from Hayward High School in 1948 she started working for Dr. Sahs at the medical clinic next to the Hayward Dairy. There she worked in both clerical and nursing duties, including helping with in-office surgeries and anything else that was needed. Following her retirement from the clinic, Ann began volunteering at the Northwoods Humane Society, where she was happy to be known as the "cat lady".
Ann married the love of her life Robert Mockler on November 17, 1951. They were happily married for 56 years and had two children, John (Jolee) Mockler of LaValle, WI and Jan (Harold) Treland of Hayward, WI.
A lifelong resident of Hayward, many will remember seeing Ann walking her (very well fed) beagle down 4th Street. Grandma Annie, as she became well-known as later in life will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother and whose greatest passion was her family (and chocolate).
Ann is also survived by grandchildren Tyler (Mallory) Treland and Tatum (Christopher) Schlapper: Great-grandchildren: Kyler and Layke Schlapper and Beckett and Tanner Treland.
Ann was preceded in death by mother, Hilda (Bushland) Thorp; father, Harry Thorp; brother, Sidney; and sister, Nola.
A memorial service celebrating Ann’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20th, at the Hayward Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Bacon officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward.
The family requests any memorials be directed to The Northwoods Humane Society, 10812 N O’Brien Hill Rd, or the Hayward Veterans Center, 10534 Main Street, both of Hayward, WI 54843
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