Jean M. Thoren (Sydow), 86, of Elk Grove, Ill., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 29, 2019.

Originally from Illinois, Jean and her husband, Bob, spent most of their married years in Eagle River, Wis., where they raised two sons, Chris and Doug.

She was active with the Martha Society at Our Savior Lutheran Church.

In summer, she loved swimming with her sons on Carpenter Lake. In winter, she enjoyed reading, crosswords and watching John Wayne movies.

She took a few trips to Sweden to see extended family, and cherished retirement in Florida with Bob, away from Eagle River’s snow and cold. In Florida, she belonged to the Red Hat Society and enjoyed the company of several lifelong friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert C. Thoren; and her sister-in-law, Dorothy E. Thoren.

Surviving are her sons, Christopher (Kristine) and Douglas (Linda); and five grandchildren.

A service was held on Jan. 11, 2020, in Elk Grove, with interment in Florida planned in the spring.

Grove Memorial Chapel in Elk Grove is assisting the family.

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