Ann Marie Van Lith
September 8, 2021
Ann Marie Van Lith, 65, passed away peacefully at her home on Hutchinson Island, Florida surrounded by her family on September 8, 2021.
She was born on September 5, 1956 in Ogden, Utah to her parents, Colonel Gerald Buller and Vivian (Evans) Buller.
Ann Marie graduated from the College of St. Benedict where she met her husband Rick. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and worked as a cardiac nurse at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital until moving to Florida in 1983.
Despite being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1987, Ann led a very full life attending all of her children’s sports activities, fund raising for schools and hospitals and for over 25 years hosting her annual St. Patrick’s day party.
Ann Marie was preceded in death by her father Colonel Gerald Buller; father-in-law Leonard Van Lith; and brother Don Buller.
She is survived by her loving husband, Rick; daughter Katie and her husband Adam Fernholz and twin granddaughters Briella and Lauren; son John Van Lith and his wife Rachel and granddaughter Charlotte and grandson Wyatt.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place on September 13, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach, Florida.
A Memorial Mass was held at 11am on Friday, September 24, 2021 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto, Minnesota followed by inurnment in the church cemetery and a luncheon at the church hall.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ann Marie’s name to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation at www.msfocus.org.