Anna M. Walter died Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, at the age of 90 years.
Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye with burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Clements.
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Anna M. Walter was born January 30, 1922 in Lake Henry, Stearns County, the daughter of Frank and Catherine Ann (Weber) Braunger.
Shortly after her father’s death the family moved to Morgan, where Anna graduated from St. Michael’s School.
She was united in marriage to George Walter November 20, 1941 in Morgan. Shortly after their wedding George was drafted into the Army.
Anna lived with her in-laws briefly before moving to live with George in Amarillo, Texas. Following George’s discharge, they farmed near Clements for 40 years, until retiring and moving to Sleepy Eye.
In November they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Anna enjoyed the last week of her life living at Lake Villa Maria Apartments. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and the Clements Legion Auxiliary, and she was a former member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clements.
Anna was a woman of deep faith spending much time praying for others. She enjoyed singing with the German choir, crocheting, gardening and writing letters.
Family was always near and dear to her heart, she loved baking cookies and sharing them with her grandkids. Her exuberance for life will never be forgotten.
Survivors include children, George, Jr. (Mary) of Redwood Falls, Tom (Judy) of Clements, Steve (Alice) of Sleepy Eye, David (Muriel) of Springfield, Bill (Anita) of Sleepy Eye and Judy (Steve) Bloedow of Sleepy Eye, 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchild, 1 brother, and 3 sisters.
She was preceded in death by her husband George May 29, 2012, her parents, two brothers, three sisters, two granddaughters Carisa and Kasi and one granddaughter-in-law Therese.