Anne Todd, 1920-2018

Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Anne Todd, 97, of LaPorte, who went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 1, 2018, in LaPorte, IN.

She was born July 1, 1920, in Stickney, IL, to Clarence and Henrietta (Niemeyer) Bulthuis and grew up on a farm on Wolf Road in LaGrange, IL. She had lived in LaPorte since 1960.

On Oct. 1, 1943, at Western Springs Christian Reformed Church in Western Springs, IL, she married Mark Todd, who preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1993.

Anne was a faithful member of the former First Reformed Church in Three Oaks, MI, where she served as chairperson of the women’s guild, was a Sunday school teacher and served in many other capacities. For 46 years, she found much fulfillment serving as a volunteer with the LaPorte Hospital Auxiliary, working up until the day she broke her hip three years ago. Hospitality was her strong point and she was always prepared to open her home to impromptu guests. Every Saturday she would bake a cake “just in case” the opportunity arose to ask someone over. She and Mark raised their children to love the Lord and they, in turn, have raised their children the same. “One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Psalms 145:4.

Surviving are her five children: Carolyn (George) Bosman of Elmhurst, IL; Robert (Mary) Todd of Three Oaks, MI; Marcia Wolff of Rolling Prairie, IN; Susan (Tim) Herwaldt of Holt, MI; and Glen (Kathy) Todd of LaPorte; 18 grandchildren: Shari LeGrand, Barb Stoll, David Bosman, Kristi VanderWal, Joy Steffen, Dan Todd, Marisa McAllister, Kyla Tanksley, Jena Stroud, Matt Herwaldt, Lynne Lawton, Erin Lewandowski, Marcy Hall, and Andrew, Angela, Aimee, Allison and Austin Todd; 36 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence Stoub of Chicago, Jeannette (Louis) Van Dyke of Elmhurst, IL, and Harriet Neitzel of Oak Lawn, IL; many loving nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Grace Niemeyer, Pearl Bulthuis and Angeline Bulthuis; and one brother, Clarence Bulthuis.

The family would like to thank the personnel at Miller Health and Rehabilitation, LaPorte, who have provided care for her for the last two years, and to Dunes Hospice. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 7, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte. A private burial will take place at Posey Chapel prior to the service. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. CT on Friday, April 6, and from 10 a.m. CT until the service on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the LaPorte Hospital Auxiliary, PO Box 250, LaPorte, IN 46352.

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6 Responses to “Anne Todd, 1920-2018”

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    Apr 03. 2018

    So very sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. .She was a very special lady. Prayers to all of her family.

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  2. Tomi (Stone) Felton

    Apr 03. 2018

    Sue, sorry to hear about your mom. We will be out of town this weekend or I would have come to the service. I have many memories of your mom when we had sleepovers as kids. Your family were blessed to have her for so many years.

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  3. Greg Jones

    Apr 04. 2018

    So sorry Glen and Kathy. Thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Jerry & Anita M Way

    Apr 04. 2018

    Dear Kathy & Glen,

    We are so sorry yet happy to hear dear Ann has gained her reward for the love she shared and the life she lived in our presence. Now she celebrates with our LORD and the many other Saints in the Presence of God in the Mighty Church Triumphant. We will all be together again in His time. May your grief be bearable; your faith be strong and your hope be eternal. Love & Deepest Sympathies to you both and the family. In His Love, Anita & Jerry

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  5. Bob and Kathy Rehlander

    Apr 04. 2018

    So very sorry to hear about Ann. She was such a classy lady and a good neighbor. Prayers for all her family.

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  6. Linda(Wood) Plona

    Apr 10. 2018

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s Passing Marcia.

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