Ann Treichler Wolverton, 89, of Troy Mills, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the Ed and Joan Hemphill UnityPoint Hospice unit at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids.
Ann was born Sept. 14, 1927, at St. Luke's Hospital to Merry E. and William E. Treichler. She lived most of her life at Birch Lake Farm in Troy Mills. After attending Oklahoma College for Women, Bennington College in Vermont and studying studio art in France and England, she started her own pottery studio. She also worked at Killian's department store in the visual display department before her marriage to Benjamin Franklin Wolverton Jr. in 1957. Ann was an avid organic gardener, who had a talent for growing everything from perennials and vegetables to heirloom fruit trees and Christmas trees.
She was devoted to serving her family and her community with selfless energy for others.
Ann was a 4-H leader and a member of the Troy Mills Garden Club, an organization her mother had established. She also was president of the Troy Mills Historical Society, where she oversaw the restoration of the Odd Fellows Hall, now on the National Register for Historic Places. In addition, she served on the board of the Linn County History Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother, William Treichler.
She is survived by her children, Susan of Cedar Rapids, Nan of Massachusetts, Tom of Virginia and Mary of Massachusetts; eight grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law.
Memorials may be directed to the Troy Mills Historical Society, Wapsi-Hustlers 4-H Club or Unity- Point Hospice unit at St. Luke's.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall in Troy Mills. A luncheon for family and friends will immediately follow at the Troy Mills Legion Hall.