Obituary- Virginia Lee (Frink) Thorn

Virginia Lee (Frink) Thorn, born Aug. 23, 1932, in Topeka, Ks., died Fri., Nov. 18, 2022, at her home in Lake Summerset, Ill
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LAKE SUMMERSET, Ill. —Virginia Lee (Frink) Thorn, born Aug. 23, 1932, in Topeka, Ks., died Fri., Nov. 18, 2022, at her home in Lake Summerset, Ill.

Born to Alice Virginia (Lee) and Corydon Thomas Frink, who both predeceased her, Virginia’s Methodist missionary parents served the Kansas-based Potawatomi Indians first, then the Yuma Indians in Arizona. A 1950 graduate of Orangeville High School in Orangeville, Ill., Virginia there met the man she would marry in 1952, Richard Lawrence Thorn, who died Oct. 8, 2014. Virginia studied at the University of Dubuque, Iowa, and later worked for Freeport Memorial Hospital in the records department. She was an author and a pianist.

Virginia is survived by son Jeffrey Lawrence Thorn (Christine Zimmerman) of Freeport and daughter Pastor Diana Lee (Thorn) Verhulst (Bob), of Prophetstown; grandsons Wesley William Roemer; Jonathon Lee (Krystina) Roemer; Jared (Kehlie Elizabeth Williams) Thorn; granddaughter, Ashley May Thorn, and great-grandson, Caleb.

Cremains will be interred during private services at Freeport’s Oakland Mausoleum on Mon., Nov. 28, 2022.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Salvation Army or Goodwill Industries.

Condolences may be shared at www.walkermortuary.com.

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