MIDDLETON - Anna Catherine Lord, age 92, of Middleton, passed away March 31, 2017 at her home. She was born April 14, 1924 in Richland Center, WI to Luther and Lena (Nelson) Peckham. She married Francis "Sam" Lord on April 14, 1949 in Richland Center, WI.
Anna graduated from Richland Center High School and began working for the
Richland County Abstract Corp. In 1974 she and her husband moved from Richland
Center to Waupun, WI where he was an Electrician for the state of WI.
After her husband's death, she moved back to Richland Center.
In her early years, Anna Catherine will be best remembered for her singing at
school and community activities. She was the vocalist for the Layton Blaine Orchestra
for 16 years. Anna's faith was an integral part of her life. She was very active in her churches
both in Richland Center and Waupun.
Survivors include 2 daughters: Margo Lord of Madison and Marsha Genschaw of Middleton; 2 grandsons: Shane (Sarah) Genschaw of Cottage Grove and Adam (Kathleen) Genschaw of Chicago; as well as great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Anna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Sam in 1997, a son Paul Michael Lord, a sister Marjorie Watt and 2 brothers William "Bill" and Blaine Peckham.
A private family Memorial service will be held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 297 N. Main St., Richland Center on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 3:00 with Reverend Don Fleischman presiding. Visitation will be held from 2:00 until the time of service. Interment of ashes to follow service. In lieu of flowers please consider contributions in Anna's name to Agrace HospiceCare, The American Lung Association or Dane County Humane Society.
Anna's family would like to extend a special 'thank you' to Agrace Hospice for helping in unimaginable ways, especially Dr. Dan who brightened her entire day on each visit. Also, thank you to the many staff members in Verona and Middleton that showed such kindness and compassion along the way. Thank you, Mom, it was a blessing to be by your side during your journey... a lot was to be learned. You'll be missed forever.