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Anne Elizabeth Torrison Clarke

November 25, 1930 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Anne Elizabeth Clarke Obituary

     Anne Elizabeth Torrison Clarke, 92, of Sister Bay, passed away on September 28, 2023, at Good Samaritan Society—Scandia Village in Sister Bay.

     She was born November 25, 1930, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Osuld and Marie (Schulz) Torrison. Anne graduated from New Trier High School. She attended Vassar College and George Mason University, from which she received her undergraduate degree. In 1951, she married Robert Clarke. In 1992, Anne and Bob moved to Sister Bay, where they had spent summers for many years.

     She was a member of PEO and was instrumental in spearheading the project to build the new Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library building, overseeing the money-raising efforts to completion. Anne and Bob helped found the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County.

     Anne will be missed by daughter, Elizabeth "Betsy" Clarke of Columbus, OH; son, James “Jim” Clarke of Ellison Bay, WI; granddaughter, Marie (Joe Policastro) Clarke-Doane of Berwyn, IL; grandson, Justin (Jennifer) Clarke-Doane of New York, NY; and great-grandchildren, Ava and Anthony Policastro.

     She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her sister, Mary.

     The family is grateful for the loving care she received from the staff at Scandia Village and Unity Hospice.

     Anne's life will be honored with a memorial service at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Little Sister Cemetery in Sister Bay, WI.

     Memorials may be given in her memory to the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library.

     Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Clarke family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Anne may be shared with her family through her tribute page at



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Memorial Service
November 25, 2023

2:00 PM
Scandia Village, Sister Bay


Door County Library--Sister Bay Branch
107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235
Tel: 1-920-743-6578


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